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Diocesan Convention Scheduled 
On Friday, Saturday, Jan. 25-26 


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are helping the Church of the Good Shepherd play host to the Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26 Diocesan Con- 
vention. Seated from left are: The Rev. Louis C. Melcher, Jr., Hal H. Miller, Mrs. Thomas B. Smiley, Mrs. D. Staton 
Inscoe, Mrs. Paul D. Emerson, Mrs. J. Ruffin Bailey, Godfrey Cheshire, Jr., and Louis M. Connor. Standing, second 
row, are: W. Oliver Smith, Jr., Dr. Marvin L. Brown, Jr., O. Conrad Stewart, J. Albert Bass, Edwin T. Barnes, Paul H. 
Wetmore, Robert A. Dalton, and Paul D. Emerson. Standing, third row, are: Richard H. Leigh, Jr., H. Duke Fen- 
tress, Richard W. Liebert, Jr., John Q. Beard, and Robert M. Tyson. 

Altar At 
Good Shepherd 


Friday, January 25 

10 a.m. — Convention begins 
12:30 — Recess for Lunch 

1 :30 — Reconvenes 

5 : 00 — Recess 

7:00 — ^Anniversary Dinner 

Saturday, January 26 
9 : 00 — Reconvenes 
12:30 — Recess or Adjourns 

(Delegates will eat on their own 
if an afternoon session becomes 
necessary. ) 



Bishops Letter: 

Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 

Editor and Chairman, 
Division of Information 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London, Mrs. 
Margaret Darst Smith and Miss 
Terri Love 

Editorial Board 

P. B. Is Dinner Speaker 


The 158th Annual Convention of the Diocese of North Carolina will also be 
the occasion of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Church of the Good 
Shepherd in Raleigh, the place designated for the Convention. 

Good Shepherd Church has played a large part in the life 
of this Diocese and we are happy to join with them in an- 
nouncing that the Presiding Bishop, the Rt. Rev. John E. 
Hines, will be the speaker at the convention dinner. At the 
dinner we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of this parish 
as well as provide an opportunity for the delegates and church 
members in Raleigh to gather together in the fellowship of the 
Diocesan Family. 

Bishop Hines is completing his term as Presiding Bishop and 
will make his home in Highlands, North Carohna, after his 
resignation. In extending the invitation to the Presiding Bishop 
to be the speaker at this celebration and banquet, I have told him what he al- 
ready knows — that there have been strong feelings in this Diocese both pro and 
con about our relationship with the National Church. 

I have assured him of our respect and concern for the Church as well as my 
hope that this will be a joyous occasion for the Church of the Good Shepherd, for 
the delegates to the Convention, and for our Diocese. 

In this issue of The Churchman are pertinent reports, some resolutions and 
some canonical changes which deserve the serious consideration of each parish 
in case they want to discuss them with their delegates before the Convention. 

It is my hope that anyone having a resolution to present to the Convention 
send it to the Secretary of the Convention as soon as possible so that copies of it 
may be made available to all of the delegates in written form. 

I do want to take this opportunity to extend to each and every family in the 
Diocese my hope that the new year will be filled with joy and understanding and 

peace among all men. t-< • , „ 

Faithfully yours, 

Thomas A. Eraser 

Decision Making Study Done: 

Coordination, Communication 
Cited In Committee Report 

Vol. 64 January, 1974 No. 1 

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Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee On 
Decision Making 

The Ad Hoc- Committee on Decision 
Making report has been submitted to 
the Committee on Canons for its review 
and the preparation of proposed ca- 
nonical amendments in the proper 

Our report basically concerns, the 
structure of the diocesan organization. 
It has been prepared after investiga- 
tion, analysis and evaluation of vari- 
ous decision-making bodies and func- 
tions in the Diocese, in response to the 
Resolutions of the Diocesan Conven- 

tion and pursuant to your request for 
such a study. 




The Committee is of the opinion that 
significant and necessary improvements 
(Continued on page 4) 


The Churchman 

158tb Convention At Good Shepherd, Raleigh: 

Host Observing 100th Anniversary 

Good Shepherd, Raleigh 

RALEIGH — The Church of The 
Good Shepherd in Raleigh will begin 
a year-long celebration of its 100th 
anniversary by hosting the 158th Di- 
ocesan Convention on Friday and Sat- 
urday, January 25 and 26. 

The history of Good Shepherd be- 
gins on December 19, 1873. On that 
day several members of Christ Church 
in Raleigh, acting on the advice of the 
Bishop and Dr. R. S. Mason, Rector, 
withdrew from Christ Church and 
called a meeting to establish a "free" 
Episcopal Church in Raleigh. At that 
time, Christ Church rented its pews, 
a practice followed by many other 
Episcopal churches then. 

In January of 1874, the Rev. Ed- 
ward R. Rich of St. Paul's Church, 
Clinton, was called as rector of the new 
church. He conducted the first services 
in Tucker Hall, formerly on Fayette- 
ville Street. 

The 31 original members elected 
a vestry and formed a building com- 
mittee. In the spring, a site at the cor- 
ner of Hillsborough and McDowell 
Streets was purchased and construc- 
tion begun. The new parish was admit- 
ted to the Diocese at the annual con- 
vention held in Wilmington in May 

Services were often held in the Hall 
of the House of Representatives of the 
Capitol while the Church, a frame 
structure, was being built. The first 
service in the Church was held on 
Easter Sunday, March 25, 1875. 

In 1896, the Rev. Isaac McKendree 
Pittenger, D.D., fourth rector of the 
Church, made a pilgrimage to the Holy 
Land. While there, he chose a block of 
marble quarried near Jerusalem and 
shipped it home as the cornerstone for 
a new and larger church building. It 
was laid in October of 1 899, during the 
Silver Jubilee Celebration, but the 
building was not completed until 1914. 
The small parish had a difficult time 
raising money for the church. One 
method used was to sell the pillars as 
memorials. When the indebtedness was 
paid in 1921, the Bishop requested the 
families owning the memorial pillars 
to relinquish them and to remove the 

Jgnuary 1974 

plaques. Consecration took place on 
March 21, 1921, 22 years after the 
cornerstone was laid. 

The original church then became the 
parish house, and is still in use today as 

. . . Rector of Historic Church 

All Saints Chapel and classrooms, with 
the dining room downstairs. A large 
addition in 1954 added more class- 
rooms, parlors, offices, and a modern 
kitchen adjacent to the dining room. 

The Church of the Good Shepherd 
was instrumental in establishing the 
first hospital in Raleigh. The members 

of St. John's Guild a benevolent or- 
ganization of the church, conducted 
hospital work in a four room house 
from 1878 to 1882 when they pur- 
chased the Governor Manley mansion 
on West South Street, at the foot of 
Salisbury Street, and opened it as St. 
John's Hospital. Physicians who were 
members of the Episcopal Church do- 
nated their services and women of Ra- 
leigh volunteered as nurses. Prior to 
this, Raleigh people who needed hos- 
pitalization went to Petersburg, Va., 
Charleston, S. C, or New York. 

The Church of the Good Shepherd 
has also been active in the founding of 
St. Michael's and St. Mark's. 

As a "downtown" Church, it draws 
parishioners from all areas of the city 
and surrounding communities, and to- 
day has over 1300 members. 

The altar, the beautifully carved 
reredos depicting the Last Supper, 
the wainscoting and 'the paving in the 
Sanctuary are of Italian marble, and are 
typical of the churches in northern 

The Rev. Louis C. Melcher, Jr., is 
rector, and the Rev. John W. Tucker is 
associate rector. (Adapted from "A 
Brief History of The Church of the 
Good Shepherd," a pamphlet written 
by Sarah Locke Hoch in 1967.) 

Auxiliary Formed: 

Gifts Help Penick Home 
Finish Year In The Black 

President, Penick Home 

year has been most rewarding to all the 


directors and the residents of the 
Penick Home. 

First, we have ended our 1972-73 
year in the black due, primarily, to 
Philip Brown's effective and capable 
administration and the generous con- 
tributors who have helped us with our 
benelovent assistance program. The 40 
per cent of our residents who are car- 
ried by the Home has been the cause 
of the previous year's deficit; therefore, 
these contributions have allowed us to 
eliminate the red ink. 

Second, the ground has been broken 
for an addition of fourteen more rooms 

to enable us to enlarge the capacity of 
the Home to a more feasible size; this 
is Phase I of our Expansion Program. 
The Board has authorized the construc- 
tion of apartments when they are con- 
tracted for by prospective tenants. The 
cost of such apartments are to be borne 
by the occupants. 

Endorsement Is Strong: 

Third, an Auxiliary to the Board has 
been formed. These volunteers, both 
men and women, are from various de- 
nominations and parishes in the South- 
ern Pines area. Also, women from vari- 
ous Episcopal churches of the diocese 
have helped. The volunteers visit the 

Residents, take them for drives, read, 
write and generally make themselves 
available as a friend and companion. 

Fourth, the social program con- 
tinues. Namely, the continuation of the 
Educational classes, sponsored by the 
Sandhills Community College. 

Committee Urges Support Of NCCC 

By MRS. S. C. JENKS bodies. The Council asks that each ju- appeal, and other concerns. Con- 

Chairman dicatory contribute 1-10 of 1 percent versely, since the membership includes 

Study Committee On NCCC of its current expenses not including a variety of denominations, there are 

^ ^ . r J , capital building funds. In 1972-73 very often conflicts of personality, Hturgical 

Our Committee was formed as the . . , . ° ^ j *u f n . a a i -a 

, . ., , few judicatories accepted the full quota, concerns, and procedural ideas, 

result of a resolution passed by the Dio- , * • j u ^ »■ i » rr„ i • j * * j 

. , _ ,. ^ . but many paid a substantial amount. For example, m order to act and 
cese of North Carolina in 1973. We are *u % -i • ■ ^ f a a i « <.• i • *u xt i- 

, , . , XT 1 I- Since the Council is mainly funded work eirectively in the North Carolina 

asked to study the North Carolina . , u u u a- t • i * »u d c ir- 

^ ., J- ^, , J , from member church bodies, its pro- Legislature, the Rev. S. Collins Kil- 

Council of Churches and to recom- . ^, cc ^ a u * u j- * c • i • • * • r 

J 1 1^-,^ ^ • u .1. gram is directly affected by the amount burn, director of social ministries for 
mend to the 1974 Convention whether -a u u t-u ^ n • -i ■ ■ 4. a «■ • 1 

, . , ,j • paid by these members. The loUowing the Council, is registered as an official 

this Diocese should continue its mem- f- » • j- ^ . f r *u 1 uu • * c *u u i^-iu 

list indicates by way of example the lobbyist. Even though Mr. Kilburn ac- 

asked, accepted, and paid amounts for complishes enormous tasks, many are 

/.-aa-KiSSfc. ?i several judicatories: offended by his title of "lobbyist." 

Asked Accepted Paid 

Diocese of East Carolina.... $ 1,325 $ 1,000 $ 1,200 

-r.* Jt^NKS Diocese of Western North Carolina... 999 600 800 

* N. C. Synod, Lutheran Church in America.... 5,416 3,300 3,300 

United Church of Christ..... 2,450 2,400 2,500 

United Presbyterian Church, USA 62,965 37,455 36,729 

bership and become more involved in 
the NCCC. 

There are 39 judicatories, or de- 
nominational governing units, repre- 
senting more than 600 congregations, 
in the North Carolina Council of 
Churches. This includes approximately 
IV3 million communicant members. 

The budget for 1972-73 was $54,408 
of which $44,024 came from member 

The North Carolina Council of 
Churches was organized on May 21, 
1935. Bishop Penick was president in 
1941-43 and Bishop Baker in 1956-58. 
The Council provides a meeting ground 
for members of different races as well 
as different religious backgrounds. It 
provides support for Christian educa- 
tion. Christian unity. Christian social 
relations, Churchwomen United, mi- 
grant ministry, church world clothing 

Our Committee strongly endorses 
the North Carolina Council of 
Churches, and we recommend that the 
Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina 
continue in its membership for the 
coming year. We further recommend 
that the Diocese contribute to the 
Council an amount based on 1-10 of 1 
percent of our current expenses and 
benevolences, not including capital 
building funds, for 1973. 

Decision Making 

(Continued from page 2) 

in the decision-making process in the 
Diocese may be achieved by better co- 
ordination and exchange of informa- 
tion among individuals in leadership 
positions with different decision-mak- 
ing bodies. It is felt that this coordi- 
nation and communication should take 
place within a strengthened and ex- 
panded Diocesan Council. The primary 
responsibilities of the Diocesan Council 
may be summarized as program and fi- 

nance. It is anticipated that the Di- 
ocesan Council may be a more effec- 
tive organization in the present life of 
the Church, and that other decision- 
making bodies may also be made more 
aware of the total program and ac- 
tivities of the Diocese in making other 

First, in order that the Diocesan 
Council may be a more effective 
policy-making body in these areas and 
in order that 'other decision-making 
bodies may be more aware of overall 
Diocesan programs, it is recommended 
that the composition of the Council be 

modified and that Canon XVI be 
amended so as to effect such change. 

The Diocesan Council shall consist 
of the following members designated as 
follows : 

1 . The Bishop of North Carolina, ex 

2. The Bishop Coadjutor, if any, ex 

3. The Bishop Suffragan of North 
Carolina, if any, ex officio. 

4. Fifteen members elected by the 
Diocesan Convention, consisting of six 
clergymen and nine laymen with five 
members (two clergy and three lay) 


The Churchman 

being elected each year for staggered 
three-year terms. 

5. One representative from the 
Standing Committee for a term of one 

6. One representative from the 
Trustees of the Diocese for a term of 
one year. 

7. The President of the Episcopal 

8. The President of the Episcopal 

9. The President of the Diocesan 
Youth Commission. 

10. The Chairman of the Commis- 
sion on Ministry. 

11. One representative from the In- 
vestment Committee for a term of one 

12. One representative from the 
North Carolina Episcopal Church 
Foundation, Inc. 

13. The Presidents of the Convoca- 

If and when the above report, as it 
may be amended, is adopted by the 
Convention, the Chairman of the Ad 
Hoc Committee on Decision Making 
will offer the following implementing 

"Resolved, that at the 1974 Conven- 
tion, two clergymen be elected to serve 
for three years, and that those mem- 
bers of the lay order currently serving 
on the Council continue to serve for 
the duration of the terms for which 
they have been elected but that no 
vacancies in the lay order be filled be- 
tween Conventions unless this be nec- 
essary to meet the requirements of the 
Council membership as set forth in this 

In addition to constituting a Council 
made up of Diocesan leadership, in- 
cluding representatives of various other 
decision-making bodies in the Diocese, 
this structure would insure that other 
organizations are more fully aware of 
the Diocesan program and financial 
status. In addition, if the present pro- 
gram work groups are continued, this 
structure should achieve better coordi- 
nation of the Program Task Force 
groups, the chairmen of which groups 
should report directly both to the Di- 
rector of Program (for administration) 
and the Diocesan Council (for policy). 

Secondly, it is recommended that 
Canon XXXIV be amended to provide 
for the election of the presidents of 
each of the Convocations rather than 
their appointment. 

Thirdly, in order to provide for more 

continuity in the work of the Commis- 
sion on Ministry, it is recommended 
that Canon XXX be amended so as to 
provide for 12 members of the Com- 
mission to be appointed by the Bishop 
and confirmed by the Convention with 
four members being so elected each 
year to serve for staggered three-year 

There are at least three other areas 
related to the decision-making process 

that appear to warrant further study, 
but which are not dealt with here and 
remain to be considered further by the 
Committee on the state of the Church 
or by another appropriate committee, 
to wit: (1) The functions of the of- 
fice of the Bishop, (2) the functions 
of the Convection, and (3) the selec- 
tion of capable persons and broader 
diocesan representation and involve- 
ment in decision making. 

At Rates Of 3/2, 4 Per Cent: 

Foundation's Loan Limit 
Is Established At $60,000 

President, Church Foundation 

Statistics for the year ended October 31, 1973 — compared with 

Year Ended 

Net Worth (Securities at cost) $566,974.20 

New Church Loans Made 3 ' 

Amount of New Church Loans 57,000.00 

Number of Church Borrowers 24 

Face Value of Loans Outstanding.... 516,500.00 

Balance due Loans Outstanding 283,316.91 

Delinquent Borrowers 0 

Loans Made During the Year Amount 

St. Paul's, Cary $ 2,000.00 

St. Mark's, Raleigh 15,000.00 

St. Mark's, Raleigh... 40,000.00 

$ 57,000.00 

Loans Paid in Full During the Year Original Loan 

St. Titus', Durham... $ 20,000.00 

Church of the Holy Family, Chapel Hill 35,000.00 

St. Luke's, Durham : 5,000.00 

St. Luke's, Durham 10,000.00 

St. Mark's, Raleigh 18,000.00 

St. Titus', Durham 10,000.00 

St.Timothy's, Raleigh • 10,000.00 

Christ Church, Rocky Mount 10,000.00 

1972 — are as 

Year Ended 





The primary objective of the Foundation is to aid parishes and missions in 
the erection of church buildings and the acquisition of church properties through 
low-interest installment loans. Under the loan policy as revised by the directors 
in November, 1972, the maximum of loans to any one congregation is limited 
to $60,000.00, and the interest rate is set at 3V2 per cent for missions and 
4 per cent for parishes. Loans are repaid in equal quarterly installments plus 
interest over a period not to exceed 10 years. 

Refinancing of existing loans and loans for repairs, renovations or furnishings 
are not among the objectives of the Foundation. 

Under extraordinary conditions the Foundation has the authority to make 
direct grants in lieu of or in conjunction with loans, and for the same purposes. 

January 1974 


Introspection On '74 Agenda: 

Laymen Continue Self- Examination 

President, Episcopal Laymen 

The Board of Directors of the Epis- 
copal Laymen's Association will have 
met five times during the year. At each 
of these meetings we have continued 
examination of our purpose and func- 
tions, and justification for our exis- 
tence. The results of this introspection 
will be discussed at our annual conven- 
tion at St. Augustine's College next 

We continued our practice of gather- 
ing funds through the medium of the 
Laymen Thank Offering. Under the di- 
rection of Purdie Anders this fund is 
now well over $1,000.00 and will be 


disbursed to various charitable causes 
at the conclusion of the 1973 program. 

The ELA concluded it's activities 
concerned with an attitude survey of 
our Diocese. This survey sponsored by 

the ELA and under the leadership of 
Jim Davis has been completed and sub- 
mitted to the Diocese. The summary 
of this survey is now in the hands of 
the ELA and the Program Task Force. 

As a result of action taken at the last 
ELA Convention, Charles Blanchard 
has been examining possible conference 
faciHties for Episcopal Laymen. His 
latest report indicates the interesting 
possibility of leasing the old Vade 
Mecum facilities from the new owners. 

Bill Holloman has been appointed 
to represent us on the newly formed 
Overseas Missions Committee. This 
committee will highlight the work of 
the Church overseas. 

Standing Committee Acts Reviewed 

Secretary's Standing Committee 

The following is a summary of the 
action of the Standing Committee for 
the year 1973 (exclusive of its Decem- 
ber meeting) : 

I. Consented and advised the Bishop 
to give his written consent to: 

a. The sale of three rectory 
properties for a total of $60,750. 
The trend to pay clergymen hous- 
ing allowances continues. 

b. The sale of six other parish 
properties, together with that of 
one mission, for a total of ap- 
proximately $54,000. 

c. The sale of two Thompson 
Orphanage properties and one 
diocesan property for approxi- 
mately $10,700. 

d. Conveyance by Trustees of 
the Diocese to the Vestry of St. 
Titus' Parish, Durham, of all 
property in the City of Durham 
held for that congregation before 
it became a parish. 

e. Negotiation of mortgage 
loans by two parishes, one mis- 
sion, and one institution, totaling 
not more than $252,613.52. 

f. The re-conveyance of a lot to 
the donor since the terms of the 
deed of gift will not be met by the 

g. The amendment of the agree- 
ment between the Diocese and 
Charlottetown, Inc., and the 
Rouse Company, resulting in ( 1 ) 
deferred payment of certain rental 
funds to the Thompson Orphan- 
age; (2) a change to "present use" 
as the basis of re-appraisal for 
Charlottetown Mall in 1978 and 
(3) a release by Charlottetown of 
the option with respect to all re- 
maining Thompson Orphanage 
property in the City of Charlotte. 

2. Consented to the election of suf- 
fragan bishops by two dioceses and of 
bishops coadjutor by three dioceses. 

3. Consented to the ordination and 
consecration, or the translation, of ten 

4. Recommended one postulant for 
admission as a candidate for Holy Or- 
ders, four (4)' candidates for ordina- 
tion to the diaconate and one deacon 
for advancement to the priesthood. 

5. Acted as Council of Advice to the 
Bishops from time to time at their re- 

6. Made the annual survey of 
parishes and missions as called for by 
Canon XXIV and advised the Bishop 
to take the required canonical action 
in the case of seven parishes and 11 
missions, if the deficiencies in question 
have not been removed by December 

31, 1973. Sent warning letters to 10 
parishes with reference to the salary 
of the rector; one mission, in regard to 
arrearages in Church Pension Fund 
payments; and to 51 congregations in 
late December, 1972, relative to audits 
past due for the year 1971. 

7. Defined an "independent apprais- 
al" as being one by a person or firm 
not a member (or members) of or 
otherwise connected with either or any 
party involved in the transaction. 

This has reference to item 2 of the 
Committee's "Check-List" with respect 
to real property. 

8. Advised the Bishop in regard to 
General Convention Special Program 
grant applications, as follows: 

a. That he oppose a GCSP 
Grant to the Black Panther Party, 
Winston-Salem, in the amount of 
$53,651.29 for a free ambulance 
service. Subsequently, upon the 
recommendation of a committee 
of rectors and senior wardens of 
the Winston-Salem churches, the 
Standing Committee advised the 
Bishop to pose no objection to a 
GCSP Grant of $35,000.00 to the 
Black Panther Party, Winston, for 
a free non-emergency medical 
transportation service. 

b. That he oppose these GCSP 


The CKurchman 

1. Community Radio Work- 
shop, Inc., Durham, for 

2. Black Youth Forum, Dur- 
ham, for $29,326. 

3. Halifax County Coop- 
erative for $29,150. 

c. That in view of the recom- 
mendation of a majority of the lo- 

cal Greensboro Committee of rec- 
tors and senior wardens, he pose 
no objection to a GCSP Grant of 
$25,617.20 to The African 
World, a bi-monthly newspaper 
published by the Youth Organiza- 
tion for Black Unity, Greensboro, 
North Carolina. 

9. Interviewed two applicants for 

postulancy and reported thereon to the 

10. Held meetings with the senior 
wardens and clergy of the congrega- 
tions of each of the five Convocations 
in the interest of better understanding 
of the work and function of the Stand- 
ing Committee and its services to the 
agencies of the Diocese. 

Kanuga Hosts 4th Province Meeting 

Here's Summary Of Council Minutes 

At its regular meeting on November 20, 1973, the Diocesan Council 
passed a resolution to send a summary of the Council Minutes to rectors and 
senior wardens of each congregation for a trial period of one year, and after 
this trial period, send a questionnaire to determine the use and effect of these 
Minutes summaries. The following is a summary of November 20, 1973 

"Bishop Fraser introduced Mr. Michael Schenck, III, as the new diocesan 
business administrator and the Council confirmed his appointment, and also 
elected him treasurer and registrar of the Diocese and secretary of the 
Council," the summary states. 

"In its report, the Department of Finance presented the new rates for 
hospitalization insurance and recommended an increase of $1.25 in the 
clergyman's contribution for family coverage, effective January 1, 1974. 

"The Council received reports from the Episcopal Laymen on their re- 
action to the Mullen Report, and the Rev. Alwin Reiners gave his response 
to the Mullen Report. From these reports the Council adopted a motion to 
establish a committee which is directed to look into the possibihty of making 
a film for the Diocese and also adopted a motion that the Council meet at 
least twice a year in a parish setting. 

"The Rev. William H. Hethcock reported on a request by the St. John's, 
Williamsboro, committee concerning the use of land owned by St. John's 
at Kerr Lake. Mrs. William E. Cole presented a report on The Episcopalian 
magazine as it was presented at the General Convention. 

"Bishop Fraser presented a letter concerning quotas and this matter was 
referred to the Department of Finance. 

"Due to the nature of the next Council meeting, it was decided that the 
next meeting on January 8, 1974, would be at the Diocesan House in 
. Raleigh and that the following Council meeting to be held in May would be 
at a host parish in accordance with the previous motion," the summary con- 

Delegate To Fourth Province Synod 

The 41st Synod of the 4th ("Sewa- 
nee") Province met at Kanuga, June 
20-22, 1973. Following Evening 
Prayer and opening business conducted 
by Bishop George Murray, President, 
a film by the General Convention 
Youth Program showed some of its 
work in Appalachia. Mrs. Clarence 
Ellis, Provincial Representative on the 
U. T. O. Committee reported grants of 
interest to the Province. The Associa- 
tion for Christian Training and Ser- 
vices ("ACTS") is composed of repre- 
sentatives from 16 Southeastern de- 
nominations. Its purpose is to orient 
and train 'for mission in the city, to 
research training in rural areas, and to 
consult and plan with Church leaders 
for developmental skills. A detailed 
report of its work in all 1 8 Dioceses of 
the Province provided justification for 
the large financial support it received 
in the Provincial Budget. 

As Synod was composed mostly of 
Deputies to Gen. Convention, a 5- 
member Exec. Council team presented 
the 1974-76 Program & Budget of the 
Episcopal Church, later adopted at 
Louisville, and explained the new 
method of establishing Diocesan ap- 

One of the four women Deacons of 
the Episcopal Church attending Synod, 
the Rev. Julia Sibley, requested and 
received permission to present the case 


for Ordination of Women to the Priest- 
hood. A lady from the Diocese of Lex- 
ington spoke in distinct opposition. A 
memorial was passed requesting Gen. 
Convention to liberalize the Marriage 
canon. A concern for unwanted theo- 
logical changes in Services for Trial 
Use was voiced. The Committee on 
Equal Opportunities' report recom- 
mended a full time Black clergyman as 
Program Director, together with sup- 
plementary supporting provisions, at a 
cost of $26,000; it was adopted. 

The Rev. Stewart Matthews and 
Mrs. Chas. Ellis, incumbents, were re- 
elected as Representatives to the Exec. 
Council and UTO, respectively. A 
1974 Synod Budget of $50,000 was 
adopted; all but 5,000 to come from 
the 18 Dioceses Other motions passed 
included requesting Gen. Conv. : (1) 
to take no action affecting the Semi- 
naries without consulting the Confer- 
ence of Seminary Deans; and (2) to 
place the G.C.Y.P. under the 
G.C.S.P. guidehnes. 

January 1974 


Giving Evidence Of Concern: 

Role Of ECW Firmly Established 


President, Episcopal Churchwomen 

In. recent years there has been much 
speculation over the worth and the fu- 
ture of the organization of Episcopal 
Churchwomen. It appears that in most 
of the parishes and missions of this 
Diocese the women continue to re- 
spond to a special group of organized 

The structure of the organization 
continues to undergo revision and 
change, but it is quite evident the 
women do not want to give up their 
group until they can see something 
more worthwhile and effective fill its 
place. Not only is this true of the Dio- 
cese of North Carolina but was evident 
in the thinking of the women from all 
parts of this country who gathered for 
the 34th Triennial of the Episcopal 
Churchwomen in Louisville in October. 
There is no greater witness to the 
work of the women of this Diocese 
than that represented by their giving. 
Over $86,000.00 was given to mission 
in 1973 by the Episcopal Church- 
women of the Diocese of North Caro- 
hna. Our United Thank Offering pre- 
sented at the opening service of Gen- 
eral Convention, and representing one 
year of giving amounted to $31,233.18. 
The rest of the funds represent volun- 
tary pledges to the Diocesan Church- 
women's budget and money earned 
through bazaars, food sales, etc., and 
given as special gifts to our institutions, 
missionaries, and other areas of con- 
cern. For many years the women have 
given money on the basis of retaining 
one half for use within the Diocese and 

Churchwomen Retreat 
Scheduled Jan. 14-16 

Rev. W. Moultrie Moore, suffragan 
bishop, will lead a retreat for women of 
the Diocese Monday through Wednes- 
day, January 14-16 here at the Ter- 

The retreat will begin at 5 p.m. on 
the Hth with adjournment scheduled 
to follow lunch on the 16th. 

sending one half outside the Diocese. 

In addition the Episcopal Church- 
women respond to the many needs for 
volunteers in their communities. The 

Red Cross, Hospital Guilds, Com- 
munity Funds, Welfare Boards, Mental 
Health Associations and numerous 
others have on their lists and in many 

1 974 Budget Proposals 



Proposed Budget 








Diocesan Officers 





411 Salary 

$ 21,000 

$ 24,000 

$ 24,000 

412 Housing 




413 Utilities 




414 Travel Expense 




415 Secretary 




Suffragan Bishop 

421 Salary 




422 Housing 




423 Utilities 




424 Travel Expense 




425 Secretary 




Diocesan Business Administrator 

431 Salary 




432 Housing 



— 0— 

433 Utilities 



— 0— 

434 Travel Expense . 




435 Financial Secretary-Bookkeeper 




Secretary of Diocese 

441 Salary 




442 Clerical Assistance 




443 Office Expense 








Diocesan House 

451 Construction Note 




452 Insurance 




453 Utilities & Maintenance 




454 Telephone & Telegraph 




455 Office Supplies & Postage 




456 Equipment Replacement & Repair 






461 Expense of Journal 




462 Parish Expense 




463 Diocese Expense 





466 Diocesan Share of Convention & Presiding 

Bishop's Office 




467 Expense of Delegates 





471 Workmen's Compensation 




472 Fire & Liability — Other Property 




473 Surety Bond 




474 Clergy Pension Premiums 




475 Lay Employees Pension Premiums 




476 Social Security 




477 Major Medical-Life Insurance 





481 Expense Commission on Ministry 




482 Expense Standing Committee 




483 Expense Diocesan Council 




484 Special Grant 




485 Audit 




Contingent Fund 








Less: Trust Income 

$ 10,245 

$ 10,255 

$ 10,255 

Interest Income 




Total Budget Reductions 

$ 11,745 

$ 11,795 

$ 11,795 

Total to be Assessed 





The Churchman 

instances, in leadership capacity, 
women who are also active members 
of the Episcopal Churchwomen. 

We come together for worship, 

study, projects and fellowship. We re- 
spond not only within our churches, 
but outward to our communities, the 
Diocese and the world. 


Updating Of 
Canons Is 
Diocese Need 

Chairman, Committee On 
Constitution And Canons 

The Committee on Constitution and 
Canons has met and dealt with all 
items specifically referred to it or re- 
quiring its attention at this time. 

The Committee Will be prepared to 
offer amendments to Canons XVI and 
XXX which will be made necessary if 
the recommendations of the Ad-Hoc 
Committee on Decision-Making in the 
Diocese are adopted at the 158th An- 
nual Convention. 

The report of that Committee, with 
its recommendations, appears else- 
where in this pre-Convention edition of 
The Churchman. The text of the pro- 
posed amendments will be in the dele- 
gates' Convention packets. 

The Committee is aware of the need 
for a general study and up-dating of our 
Constitution and Canons before a new 
edition is published. We recommend 
that the 158th Annual Convention take 
note of this fact. We believe the 
Canonical Committee on Constitution 
and Canons has the authority to do this 
on its own initiative, unless directed 
otherwise by this Annual Convention. 


Proposed Budget 1974 

Final Original Revised 

Budget Budget Budget 

1973 1974 1974 

601 National Church Program $176,867 $198,170 $162,322 


Program Task Force: 

611 Task Force Expenses : 800 800 500 

612 Task Force Program Consultation 500 500 — 0— 

613 Director of Program— Salary 11,250 13,000 13,000 

614 Director of Program— Housing 2,500 2,500 2,500 

615 Director of Program— Utilities 1,200 1,200 1,200 

616 Director of Program— Travel 2,600 2,600 2,600 

617 Director of Program— Secretary 6,185 7,000 7,000 

618 The Terraces 5,100 6,000 6,000 

Division #1 — Services to Congregations: 

620 Division Expenses 500 500 400 

621 Training of Consultants 1,000 1,000 300 

623 Mission Priests— Salary, Housing, Utilities 74,500 86,405 53,197 

624 Mission Priests— Travel 4,760 7,160 4.560 

Division #2 — Racial and Urban Affairs: 

625 Program Funds 20,000 32,200 25,200 

626 Director— Salary 15,450 16,000 16,000 

627 Director— Travel 2,000 2,000 2.000 

628 Director— Secretary : 5,600 6,200 6,200 

Division #3 — Education and Training: 

630 Division Programs 3,552 3,250 2,500 

631 Training Committee Programs 3,400 3,000 900 

Division #4 — Information: 

632 Stewardship and Communication 1,243 1,374 1,374 

633 North Carolina Churchman 13,500 13,500 13,500 

634 N. C. Churchman— Editor's Salary 8,500 9,200 9,200 

Division #5 — Youth: 

635 Diocesan Youth Program 2,000 2,400 2,000 

636 DivisiQn Expenses 250 300 300 

Division #6- — Worship and Liturgy: 

637 Program 1,300 2,400 2,400 

Division #7 — Ecumenical Relations: 

638 Division Expenses 100 —0— 300 

639 N. C. Council of Churches 500 500 500 

Division #8 — Higher Education: 

640 College Work Program 6,500 6.500 6,000 

641 Chaplains' Discretionary Funds 2,400 3,000 2,750 

642 Chaplains' Salary, Housing, Utilities 58,700 62,700 56,050 

643 Chaplains' Secretaries, Office Expense 8,750 8,850 7,650 

644 Program Planning 500 500 200 

645 Student Center Operation ■.. 5,600 4,600 4,600 

646 UNC-Chapel Hill Ecunienical Black Chaplain • 1,500 1,500 1,500 

United Campus Ministries: 

648 N. C. Central University 2,000 2,000 2,000 

649 N. C. A & T University 3,000 4,500 4,500 

Division #9 — Overseas Missions: 

650 Division Expenses — 0 — — 0 — 300 

Specialized Ministries: 

651 Duke Medical Center Chaplaincy 8,000 10,000 10,000 

652 Christ The King Center : —0— —0— 20.791 

653 Ministry to the Deaf —0— —0— ■ 9,762 


671 Property Maintenance 2,500 3,500 3,500 

672 Moving Clergy 500 1,500 1,500 

673 Hospitalization 29,700 31,400 33,400 

674 Clergy Pensions 31,300 33,009 29,495 

675 Lay Employee Pensions 600 1,400 2,400 

677 Social Security Taxes 1,375 1,849 1,849 

678 Miscellaneous Committee Expense 600 600 600 

691 Contingent Fund 500 3,000 2,000 

692 Reserve for Non-Acceptance of Quotas — 0 — 15,000 — 0 — 

TOTAL $534,888 $621,767 $536,800 

Less: Trust Income $ 4,363 $ 4,267 $ 4,267 

Special Contributions 4,000 4,000 4,000 

Reserve Funds Appropriated 17,855 — 0 — — 0 — 

Total Budget Reductions $ 26,218 $ 8,267 $ 8,267 

Total for Quotas $503,670 $613,050 $528,533 Hf!3t 

January 1974 


In Reply To Plea For Help: 

Many Parishes Support St. Mary's 

Trustee, St. Mary's College 

At St. Mary's College in Raleigh in 
1969 a major decision had to be made. 
What was the future of the school? 
Would St. Mary's be allowed to decline 
for lack of support and soon close its 
doors as many small schools were being 
forced to do? The Board of Trustees 
and the new president, the Rev. Frank 


Pisani, took a "great leap of faith." 

Old buildings were restored and new 
buildings constructed. The faculty was 
increased and strengthened. The num- 
ber of courses was increased from 115 
to 189. The administrative staff was 
increased. In all areas, St. Mary's now 
offers students an updated important 
educational resource. There is a 1973 
record enrollment of 518 students, 
changing a downward trend. The Rev. 
John W. S. Davis, former rector of 
St. Stephen's, Durham, has joined the 
staff as the new chaplain. Religious 
services are spirit filled and relevant. 
The Christian spirit of love and joy 
seems to permeate the campus. There 
is a unity and spirit among the students 
unmatched in years. 

To accomplish this success story a 
capital program was launched — per- 
haps at a bad time. The '70's have been 
beset with many problems that have 
thwarted the efforts of the program. 
James Gardner of Rocky Mount is the 
new chairman of the Decade of Re- 
newal fund raising drive. St. Mary's 
must have a successful drive and retire 
or reduce an indebtedness of $2,800,- 
000.00 or the school's program could 
be stifled for 25 years. 

The support that the church gives 
St. Mary's is meager. The five Diocese 
of North and South Carolina own St. 
Mary's and yet most church members 

seem unaware of their responsibilities 
as owning members. In the summer of 
'73 all parishes of the five diocese were 
sent letters asking for financial support. 
The response from four dioceses has 
been negligible. The response from this 
Diocese has been encouraging with 22 
parishes giving positive support while 
two parishes said "maybe" and eight 
parishes said "no." St. Mary's is grate- 
ful to those showing an interest and 
belief in the importance of the school. 

Secretary, Trustees of Diocese 

The Trustees of the Diocese sum- 
marize actions taken by them since 
January 1, 1973. 

On January 30 the Trustees referred 
to the Convention for action a pro- 
posed designation of the Thompson 
Orphanage and Training Institution as 
the ultimate beneficiary of the original 
trust in 50 acres of land in Mecklen- 
burg County on which Thompson Or- 
phanage was originally established. 

On February 13 the Trustees au- 


thorized a compromise settlement of a 
caveat to the will of Allen R. Hartman 
of Rowan County, by the terms of 
which St. Luke's, Salisbury, St. Mat- 
thews and St. Paul's Rowan County, 
would immediately receive one -half in 
value of Mr. Hartman's estate. 

In conformity* with the written con- 
sent of the Bishop, the Trustees, on 
February 26, March 26, June 6, June 

St. Mary's is a fine school with deep 
values and great hopes of an educa- 
tional future in America. It is a symbol 
of a fast vanishing center to our Na- 
tion's life. St. Mary's needs our prayers 
and support now. 

It has been a thrilling experience to 
visit on the campus and serve on the 
Board of Trustees as the representative 
of the Diocese of North Carolina. 
Thank you for this new opportunity to 
serve God in His Church. 

25, September 26 and October 22 con- 
veyed eight tracts of land vested in the 
Trustees of the Diocese. 

On June 8 the Trustees authorized 
the transfer of $5,760.72 derived from 
the sale of St. Phillips Mission property 
to the Episcopal Church Foundation 
in conformity with the Canons. 

On July 31 the Secretary of the 
Trustees conferred with Miss Polly C. 
Roberts and Wallace Baker, represent- 
ing St. Mary's Chapel Restoration 
Committee, concerning the use of St. 
Mary's, Orange County, property. The 
Committee has expended more than 
$1^700 in landscaping and renovation 
of the chapel. The community is inter- 
ested in preserving the property and 
feels some concern about the future dis- 
position thereof. The Committee was 
informed that the Trustees would not 
make a contract binding on the Trust- 
ees. They were informed, however, 
that a record would be made in the 
minutes of the Trustees recommending 
that the St. Mary's Chapel Restoration 
Committee be consulted before any dis- 
position is made of the St. Mary's 

On November 26, 1973 the Trustees 
were served with summons in three 
civil actions brought by the Board of 
Transportation for the purpose of con- 
demning part of the Thompson Or- 
phanage property. The matter was re- 
ferred to James O. Moore of Charlotte 
for attention on behalf of the Trustees. 

Here's Summary Of Actions 
By Trustees Of Diocese 


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Gathers Four Times Yearly: - 

Actions Are Summarized For 
Diocesan Council Meetings 

Secretary, Diocesan Council 

In accordance with Section 8 of 
Canon XVI, the Diocesan Council sub- 
mits this report to the 158th Annual 
Convention of the Diocese of North 

The Diocesan Council held four 
regular meetings between the Diocesan 
Convention of 1973 and the Diocesan 
Convention of 1974. A summary of ac- 
tions at three meetings follows. 

May 15, 1973: The Council elected 
four members to the Department of 
Finance and the Rev. Huntington Wil- 
liams was elected to the Council, filling 
the vacancy created by the resignation 
of the Rev. Grafton Cockrell. The 
Council recommended a change in 
canons to provide for one-year terms 
of the youth representatives on the 
Council. The Program Task Force re- 
ported its reaction to the Mullen Re- 
port. In accordance with the resolution 
adopted at the 157th Annual Conven- 
tion of the Diocese, a committee was 
appointed to study the relationship of 
the Diocese to the North Carolina 
Council of Churches. The Parish 
Grant Committee recommended and 
the Council approved a grant to St. 
Cyprian's and St. Stephen's Churches 
in Oxford for a child development cen- 
ter for retarded children. The Bishop 
announced the resignation of the Rev. 
Sidney S. Holt as business manager 
and treasurer of the Diocese, effective 
July 31, 1973. 

September 18, 1973: Due to the res- 
ignation of the two Youth representa- 
tives on the Council, Garden Freeman 
and Miss Ruthie Bollinger were elected 
to fill these unexpired terms. The De- 
partment of Finance recommended and 
the Council approved a new minimum 
salary for Clergy in fuUtime positions 
in the Diocese of $8,000 per year, ef- 
fective January 1, 1974. The Council 
adopted an Episcopal Maintenance 
Budget of $212,600 and a Church's 
Program Budget of $613,500. The 
Council approved the establishment of 
a new Division in the Program Task 
Force for Overseas Missions. 

November 20, 1973: The appoint- 
ment of Michael Schenck, III, as the 
new diocesan, business administrator 
was confirmed by the Council, and he 
was elected treasurer and registrar of 
the Diocese and secretary to the Dioce- 
san Council. The Council adopted a 
motion to meet at least twice per year 
in various parts of the Diocese, and 
also to send a summary of the council 
minutes to all rectors and senior war- 
dens in the Diocese. The Department 
of Finance presented and the Council 
approved new rates for the hospitaliza- 
tion insurance program. 

The Terraces 
Decline In Use 

Director, The Terraces 

For the first time since the diocesan 
conference center was opened in 1961, 
there has been a decline in its usage. 

The Terraces continues to be utilized 
by parishes and organizations from 
throughout the Diocese, but there was a 
substantial decline in diocesan use in 
1973 and few groups have reserved the 
center for time in the spring of 1974. 

It is anticipated, however, that the 
situation will improve and that The 
Terraces will continue to serve the Dio- 
cese of North Carolina, its parishes and 
people, in an effective way for many 
years to come. 

During the fall of 1973 the property 
has been put into excellent condition 
and, over a three-year period, the 
grounds will be restored. There will 
likely always remain a problem of 
crowding for overnight groups of more 
than 22 people, but for groups of 12-20 
persons the conference center is an ex- 
cellent facility which seems to be meet- 
ing a legitimate and continuing need. 

Administrative Changes 
Mark Affairs At Sewanee 

University of the South 

SEWANEE— Several major admin- 
istrative changes highlighted the year 
at the University of the South: 

The Rt. Rev. John Maury Allin, 
bishop of Mississippi (and more re- 
cently elected Presiding Bishop), was 
elected chancellor of the University; 
the Rev. Charles E. Kiblinger, formerly 
assistant rector of St. Alban's Church, 
Annandale, Virginia, was elected uni- 
versity chaplain; Thad Norton Marsh 
became the new provost of the Uni- 
versity; and the Very Rev. Urban Tig- 
ner Holmes, III, native of Chapel Hill 
and formerly on the faculty of Nasho- 
tah House, was elected dean of the 
school of Theology. 

The University's self-study, con- 

ducted on campus by faculty, students, 
officers of administration, and others 
directly involved in the day to day life 
of the institution, consumed much time 
and effort during the year; committee 
reports should be in final form soon; 
well before the 1974 meeting of the 
Board of Trustees, the visitation by the 
committee of the Southern Association 
of Colleges and Schools should be com- 

Vice Chancellor J. Jefferson Bennett 
reported the class of 1977 to be the 
Jargest enrolling class (and one of the 
best) in the history of the University. 
At the Academy, the hope exists that 
the downward trend in enrollment may 
have been interrupted, and female 
boarding students have been admitted 
for the first time. 

Jonuary 1974 


New Directions For Program Task Force: 

Overseas Mission Division Added 

BY THE REV. W. H. Hethcock 
Diocesan Director of Program 

The Diocesan Program Task Force 
is a group formed under the authority 
of the Diocesan Council. The Council 
is responsible for developing and ad- 
ministering the program of the Diocese. 
This Task Force has been since 1969 

the agency of the Council to carry out 
their responsiblity. 

The Task Force is organized in a 
very informal way so that the number 
of Divisions inay be increased or de- 
creased as the program needs in our 
Diocese may suggest. At this moment, 
there are seven working Divisions, each 
with a separate area of responsibility 
and interest. The Division of Ecumeni- 
cal Affairs, which has been inactive 
during 1973, is being reorganized with 
the Rev. Louis C. Melcher, Jr. as chair- 


man. A completely new Division of 
Overseas Mission is being formed at 
the Council's suggestion by Bishop 
Fraser. The Rev. Peter J. Lee, chair- 
man of the Commission on Ministry 
is a member of the Task Force to as- 
sist information and communications 
with this canonical commission, which 
technically cannot be accountable to 
the Diocesan Council. 

The Episcopal Laymen of the Dio- 
cese early in 1973 sponsored an opin- 
ions survey. Dr. James Mullen of the 
School of Journalism at the University 
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was 
called in to help the Council and the 
Diocesan Office to learn what kinds 
of attitudes and opinions exist in our 
Diocese toward the Diocese and its 
program. Dr. Mullen and his associates 
made spot interviews in ten different 
towns and cities in this Diocese, which 
were chosen as representative of the 
variety present in this large Diocese. 
The Mullen Report strongly indicated 
a few trends in the Diocese which affect 
our programs. These were passed on to 
the Program Task Force by the Coun- 

The Mullen Report indicates that 
there is limited interest in attendance 
at programs which last over one or 
more nights or which cover an entire 
weekend. Further, it was clear from the 
report that programs which involve 
personal growth and renewal are less 
likely to be well attended than work- 
shops to help local leadership do their 
jobs better. These findings from the 
Mullen Report bring the Program Task 
Force to move away from earlier kinds 
of programs which required a good 
deal of travel and an overnight stay. 
The direction of programs planned dur- 
ing the latter part of 1973 and in the 
future is toward small one-day work- 
shops repeated through the Diocese in 
geographic areas. There will be very 
few exceptions to this trend in 1974. 

The Division of Youth, for example, 
conducted two workshops for youth ad- 
visors in the fall. Eighty persons at- 
tended the event in Greensboro and 
50 in Raleigh. 

This Division working together with 
the Youth Commission, an elected 
group of 18 young people from 
throughout the Diocese, planned three 
other events during the year. The Aco- 
lyte Festival took place on October 20 
in Durham and was attended by 900 
people. The spring happening for 
young people throughout the Diocese 
was at St. Christopher's Church in High 
Point on May This event was less 
well attended, but may be repeated 
this year with better publicity. 

The Division of Youth and the 
Youth Commission together both feel 
that we need in our Diocese a renewal 
of the summer high school conference 
which was so important to numbers of 
young people before we lost Vade 
Mecum. An effort to get started again 


on August 16-20 at Camp New Hope 
near Chapel Hill attracted 60 people. 
We hope that this success offers good 
momentum to a similar event in 1974. 

The Rev. C. King Cole is chairman 
of this Division. 

The Division of Higher Education, 
chaired by the Rev. Jacob A. Viverette, 
works closely with Bishop Moore, 
bishop-in-charge of college and uni- 


versity work. Members of the Division 
are chaplains working on campuses 
throughout the Diocese and the Direc- 
tor of Program. Part of the work of 
this Division is to promote frequent 
meeting of the chaplains for their mu- 
tual support and sharing of ideas. 

The Division assisted Bishop Moore 
and his search committee in seeking 
a new chaplain at UNC-CH. The Di- 
vision participated in a statewide Ecu- 
menical Convocation on Higher Edu- 
cation in Charlotte during February, 
bringing to this event a number of 


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clergy and lay persons in the Diocese 
who want more information about cam- 
pus ministries. 

The Division was involved in the 
Southeastern Campus Ministers' Con- 
ference in Atlanta in May and the East 
Coast United Ministries in Higher Edu- 
cation Consultation in Washington in 
March. They were represented at the 
National Ecumenical Campus Minis- 
ters' Conference in Denver in August 
and at the Annual Meeting of the Epis- 
copal Society for Ministry in Higher 
Education in Louisville in September. 
It is important to the chaplains in their 
work to be in contact with these organi- 

The Division is responsible for par- 
ticipating with Bishop Moore in fund- 
ing and administering the Church's 
ministry at predominantly black insti- 
tutions, such as NCCU and A & T 
within this Diocese. They are also pre- 
paring a paper on the subject of Chris- 
tian Social Relations for the Diocesan 

The Division of Information works 
with Ben F. Park, the diocesan public 
relations consultant. The group is ac- 
tually the Editorial Board of The 
North Carolina Churchman. They 
meet monthly with Mr. Park to plan 
this major communications tie with the 
Diocesan Family and to go over the 
proof of tbe current edition. 

The Division was responsible again 
in 1973 for the highly productive Every 
Member Canvass Training Workshop 
in Raleigh. It is interesting that though 
many diocesan activities come and go, 
the importance of this event continues 
to be demonstrated by the substantial 
annual attendance. The program is 
largely in the hands of lay speakers and 
a few clergy who have worked hard on 
effective stewardship programs. 

As the Diocese's "information arm," 
the Division services media with news 
releases and with arrangements for fea- 
ture events. Newspapers, television and 
radio continue to be our prime chan- 
nels of contact with the general public. 
They are responsible also for oc- 
casional special mailings to wardens 
and Canvass Chairmen. 

The Division of Racial and Urban 
Affairs sponsored two youth programs 
during 1973, the Black Youth for Pro- 
gressive Education in Durham and the 
North Carolina and Community Or- 
ganizational Activity Center in Wades- 

The Black Youth for Progressive 

Education moved from simply sponsor- 
ing workshops for youths to a full- 
fledged Youth Service Agency. They 
offered to Durham and Durham 
County a job referral service during 
the summer, a newsletter of interest to 

young people, a summer reading pro- 
gram, and a summer recreation pro- 

This group also assisted in the 
"Adopt a Black Child Project" in Dur- 
ham, assisted in developing a treatment 

center for drug addicts, and assisted 
our Division in spearheading the form- 
ing ,of youth groups throughout the 

This Division gave financial assis- 
tance to the Community Organizational 

Activity Center, Incorporated, to form 
a youth organization in Anson County. 
The organization has sub-groups in five 
locations in the County with repre- 
sentatives from each forming an execu- 
tive committee. They have sponsored 
Softball and basketball teams, a cre- 
ative dance group, and programs of 
civic interest such as workshops for 
youths and adults on voting proce- 
dures. With assistance from the State 
Department of Agriculture, they have 
provided free lunches for 350 children 
a day during the summer months. 

The Director of Racial and Urban 
Affairs, William H. Brock, has been 
actively engaged in community activi- 
ties throughout the Diocese. He con- 
ducts two radio programs, one in Ra- 
leigh and one in Sanford. He has con- 
ducted a workshop on Mobilization of 
Black Churches for Community Im- 
provement. He has continued to keep 
informed about activities, concepts and 
ideologies in his area of concern in 
order to be of greater assistance to the 
Diocese. Members of the Division have 
also attended workshops to keep them- 
selves informed in Jackson, Mississippi, 
in Washington and Atlanta. 

Mr. Brock is serving on a number 
of boards and comrriittees important to 
his work, such as the new Communi- 
ties' Committee, Churches in Action, 
Ben Chavis Legal Defense Committee, 
Criminal Justice Task Force, and the 
Southern Christian Leadership Con- 

Robert Runkle, having served for 
three years as chairman of the Division, 
working closely with Mr. Brock, re- 
gretfully has resigned since he and his 
family are moving out of the Diocese. 
Mr. Runkle's leadership has been valu- 
able and it will be missed. 

The Division of Liturgy and Wor- 
ship working under the leadership of 
the Rev. Robert L. Ladehoff as chair- 
man is important to this Diocese, which 
considers worship to be central. This 
group works with the Bishops and with 
congregations in planning special litur- 
gical events, such as the opening of a 
new building or the institution of a rec- 
tor. They are responsible under the di- 
rection of Bishop Fraser for all dioce- 
san services of worship, the Ordination, 
the services of the Diocesan Conven- 
tion, and the Acolyte Festival. 

Church music is a part of this Di- 
vision's concern, and they have through 
the year conducted workshops in sev- 
eral congregations. They sponsored and 

January 1974 


conducted again the annual Children's 
Music Conference for our Diocese at 
Kanuga, and they are presently begin- 
ning a Diocesan Lending Library of 
church music for use by choirs. 

The Division continues to assist in 
the introduction, use, and evaluation 
of Services for Trial Use. The group 
has reported to the clergy on the vari- 
ous liturgical actions of the 1973 Gen- 
eral Convention, and they have pre- 
pared mailings to the clergy about the 
use of trial services. The reports and 
surveys taken in local congregations 
reflecting opinions and feelings of 
church members about the Trial Use 
Services have been gathered by this 
group and forwarded to the Standing 
Liturgical Commission of the Church. 

This group is cooperating with the 
Liturgical Committees of the other four 
Carolina Dioceses, with the Rev. Leo 
Melania, Coordinator for Prayer Book 
Revision, and with the Rev. H. Barry 
Evans, a liturgiologist at the College of 
Preachers in Washington. 

The Rev. Alwin Reiners, Jr. is 
Chairman of the Division of Educa- 
tion. This group is perhaps the one 
most influenced by the findings of the 
Mullen Report, and they have spent 
much of their time attempting to dis- 
cover how bfest to meet educational 
needs in the Diocese which exist bfe- 
yond the parochial level. 

Toward this end, the Division has 
met with two congregations in the Dio- 
cese to learn as much as possible about 
their educational programs and needs. 
These congregations are St. Thomas, 
in Sanford and Christ Church in Albe- 
marle. Smaller congregations were 
chosen for this information-gathering 
since the Division desires to be espe- 
cially helpful to these which are more 
typical of our Diocese than large par- 
ishes in our larger communities. 

Realizing a strong desire on the part 
of many congregations to improve the 
quality of their church schools, this 
group sponsored Project '73 during the 
spring. These three Saturday work- 
shops brought together up to 70 
teachers and Church School Superin- 
tendents from numbers of parishes. 
The program was designed to help 
evaluate local church schools, set ef- 
fective and achievable goals and pur- 
poses, and to plan early for the begin- 
ning of church school in the fall. The 
group also sponsored in cooperation 
with the Church of the Holy Comfor- 
ter in Burlington a workshop for some 

75 church school teachers beginning to 
use the new materials published by 
Winston Press. 

Weekend Conferences on Marriage 
Enrichment and Creative Theology 
were beneficial for the small number of 
persons who attended. These Confer- 
ences are among those which this group 
learned from the Mullen Report are not 
likely to be as well attended in our Dio- 
cese as are workshops. 

Through this Division our Diocese 
is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Train- 
ing Committee, which carries on 
Human Relations Training, Organiza- 
tion Development Training and other 
continuing education events for clergy 
and lay people. Our membership en- 
titles us to send delegates to these edu- 
cational events at a reduced cost. 
Twenty persons attended events during 
1973, and our membership in this or- 
ganization will be continued in 1974. 

This Division sponsored through the 
Rev. Frank Dunn and Mrs. Jane 
Gurry, both Division rnembers, church 
school training workshops in Charlotte. 
Other Division members and the Rev. 
William Hethcock, director of pro- 
gram, consulted on Church School De- 
velopment and Teacher Training with 
Grace Church, Lexington, St. Ste- 
phen's, Oxford, St. Timothy's, Wilson, 
St. Mary's, High Point, St. Michael's, 
Raleigh, and others. 

Members of the Division attended 
conferences on working effectively in 
small groups and on church school 
teacher training held in other dioceses. 

Tat Heel Shows Slides: 

Diocesan Historiographer 

A highlight of the past year was'my 
attendance at the annual meeting of 
Episcopal historians which was held at 
the mother house of the Order of the 
Holy Cross, West Park, New York, on 
August 1-3. 

This was the first time I had had the 
opportunity of attending one of these 
annual meetings. The papers presented 
during the sessions were of a high 
quality and most interesting. One ses- 
sion was devoted to reports on histori- 

It is hoped that ideas gathered from 
these events will assist in planning simi- 
lar ones in this Diocese. 

The Division of Services to Congre- 
gations with the Rev. Keith J. Reeve 
as Chairman, is composed of nine 
trained organization development con- 
sultants who work to serve congrega- 
tions of the Diocese in their develop- 
ment. They also continue training for 
themselves to increase their personal 
knowledge and expertise. 

This Division has consulted in some 
way with thirty different congregations 
in our Diocese. Their work has in- 
cluded vestry meetings, assistance to 
calling committees in filling vacant 
cures, self-studies, and clergy agree- 
ment negotiations. The group meets 
monthly for mutual support, continued 
training, and for sharing among them- 
selves information and ideas gathered 
from their individual and small team 

The Program Task Force of this 
Diocese moves into 1974 with a clearer 
understanding of its own purpose and 
goals and a determination to be of even 
greater service to the Council. During 
November and December some of the 
Divisions held meetings with Bishop 
Eraser and Bishop Moore, and meet- 
ings to provide closer communication 
between the Bishops and the Task 
Force are planned for the winter and 
spring. The Division Chairmen are 
eager to receive requests for informa- 
tion, assistance, and consultation from 
clergy and lay people in the Diocese. 


cal work being done in the dioceses of 
those representatives present. 

Aaron Cornwall of Winston-Salem 
presented a program of slides and de- 

Diocese Represented At 
Meeting Of Historians 


The Churchman 

scriptive comments on Episcopal 
Giurches in the United States built be- 
fore 1800. His presentation received 
much favorable comment. Mr. Corn- 
wall's collection of slides is the most 
complete of its kind in this country. 
There were seven persons present at 
West Park from the Diocese of North 
Carolina, one of the largest delegations 
from any diocese. 

I am glad to report that within the 

past year another parish history has 
been written to add to our growing list 
of such histories. Margaret Hewitt 
Martin (Mrs. Alfred Newman) has 
written an interesting sketch of All 
Saints Parish, Roanoke Rapids. 

In October I attended the celebration 
of the 150th anniversary of the found- 
ing of St. Stephen's Parish, Oxford. 
Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor of the 
University of North Carolina at Chapel 

Hill, a native of Oxford, was the 
preacher. This was a happy occasion, 
attended by many former parishioners 
and two former rectors. 

During the year I have done research 
and supplied information for two pro- 
jected histories of parishes outside of 
this Diocese — The Church of the Good 
Shepherd, Cashiers, and St. Barnabas 
Church, Murfreesboro. 

45 Per Cenf Of Sfudenfs From N. C: 

Stability Of St. Aug. Is Growing 

President, St. Augustine's College 

Saint Augustine's College began its 
107th year with an enrollment of 1,488 

The enrollment for the 1973-74 
school year represents a continuous 
yearly increase in the number of stu- 
dents who choose Saint Augustine's as 


the college for their higher education. 
Again, the enrollment reflects the grow- 
ing stability of the College in that while 
many smaller colleges are experiencing 
reduced enrollment. Saint Augustine's 
continues to appeal to a widening circle 
of students. 

The student body of the College rep- 
resents 20 states, the District of Colum- 
bia and 5 foreign countries. , Of this 
number, 800 or 45 per cent are from 
the State of North Carolina. 

Highlights of the present school year 
are the dedication of the new library 
to house 175,000 volumes, built at a 
cost of $1.1 million, seating 500 stu- 
dents in its study areas; and recogni- 
tion of the College by an agency of 
higher education as being one of the 
best managed colleges in the 42-mem- 
ber Phelps-Stokes Consortium. 

Saint Augustine's College will con- 
tinue to provide an opportunity of ex- 
cellence for a broad spectrum of stu- 

dents on an international basis and 
gear its efforts to serve the academi- 
cally elite as well as the academically 

Of its 1973 graduating class, 42 per 
cent were admitted to graduate studies 
in leading universities of the country. 

Saint Augustine's College has been 

Chairman Church Pension Fund 

The highlight of the year 1973 for 
the Church Pension Fund was the ac- 
ceptance by the Internal Revenue Ser- 
vice of ,the Fund's application to per- 
mit portions of the retired clergymen's 
pensions to qualify as rental allow- 


ances. Under the ruling, a retired cler- 
gyman may now exclude from his gross 
income, for federal tax purposes, a 
rental allowance of up to 40 per cent 
of benefits received from the Fund. 
This ruling should be of great help in 

removed from the budget of the Dio- 
cese of North Carolina and thus re- 
ceives no Diocesan support. We hope 
that this will encourage greater paro- 
chial support at the parish level. We 
feel that the performance of the Col- 
lege as a highly rated institution justi- 
fies this support at the grass roots level. 

easing some of our retired clergymen's 
financial responsibilities. 

The Church Life Insurance Cor- 
poration and the Church Insurance 
Company, both affiliates of the Pension 
Fund, experienced excellent years fi- 
nancially, from which the Pension 
Fund benefits. 

As of December 1, 1973, the Church 
Pension Fund reported grants in force 
for the Diocese of North Carolina as 

Clergymen (9)— $32,380 
Widows (22)— $44,042 
Children (2)— $1,333 
Total— $77,755 

For the Church as a whole, the bene- 
fits were as follows: 

Retired Clergymen (1,501 ) — 

Disabled Clergy (257)— 

Widows (1,700)— $3,327,108 
Children,(381)— $245,352 
Total (3,839)— $9,811,512 

Rental Allowances OK'd: 

Favorable Ruling From IRS 
Aids Church Pension Fund 

January 1974 


Three Divisions In Operation: 

Child Care Services Are Explained 

Episcopal Child Care Services 

In 1973 the Episcopal Child Care 
Services, through its three divisions, 
Thompson Children's Home, Group 
Homes, and Family Foster Homes, 
cared for an average of 90 children per 
day and nearly 120 over the course of 
the year. 

Most of our children come from 
homes torn apart by divorces, separa- 
tions, desertion, alcoholism, drug ad- 
diction, and mental illness. Many of 
these children bring with them the scars 
and the problems of their tragic family 
lives. More and more of the request 
for services are for children whose 
problems are too great for regular chil- 
dren's home care. 

It is estimated that in North Carolina 
there are over 5,000 children whose 
emotional or behavioral problems re- 
quire treatment outside of their own 
homes. At the same time, facilities es- 
pecially developed for the treatment of 
emotionally disturbed children exist for 
less than 100 .children. In response, the 
Episcopal Child Care Services has 
placed a greater emphasis this year on 
meeting the needs of a small number 
of children having special emotional 
and behavioral problems. 

ECCS, having a highly professional 
and exceptionally skilled child care 
staff, has found itself in a unique po- 
sition of leadership among child-caring 
agencies. Each of the three Child Care 
Divisions of ECCS has already made 
significant progress in the care of chil- 
dren with special needs. 

Thompson Children's Home, under 
the leadership of John Powell, has de- 
veloped treatment facilities for 15 chil- 
dren on its campus. Treatment services 
now include: the newly established 
treatment cottage named by the Board 
of Managers as the Bishop Wright Cot- 
tage, a Special Education Program 
which includes a small campus school 
under the authority of the Mecklenburg 
County Board of Education, and spe- 
cial tutorial help available to all chil- 
dren. A special school liason worker 
plans with the principal of each school 
and the teachers of each child in de- 
veloping- an individualized program of 
educational help. The overall goal of 
Thompson Children's Home is to be- 

come a total therapeutic community in 
which each child can live and grow 
in a new awareness of himself and his 
God-given potentials. The Duke En- 
dowment, recognizing the agency's po- 
tential, has made a grant of $75,000 to 
enable this new work to begin. 

The Division of Group Homes, un- 


der the direction of Wade Bunting, 
has opened and begun work in its 
fourth group home. The new home is 
located in Greensboro. This home is 
primarily designated for work with pre- 
delinquent boys and girls, using be- 
havioral modification techniques of 
positive motivation and positive self- 
identification and awareness. The 
Law Enforcement Administration Act, 
known as LEAA, has made a $75,000 
Grant for the initiation of this program. 
It is our hope that children who have 
consistently failed in everything they 
have tried and who have developed a 
very bad image of themselves may ex- 
perience some success in their lives and 
a new feeling of self-worth. 

The Division of Planning with Fami- 
lies and Children, under the direction 
of Mary Wunder, is responsible for all 
farnily foster homes. During the past 
year this division has developed sev- 
eral specialized foster homes for emo- 
tionally disturbed children who can- 
not use a group-living experience. Spe- 
cialized foster homes require highly 
skilled and sophisticated foster parents 
and a great amount of professional 
supervision. These parents must have 
the ability to work cooperatively with 
a variety of community service agen- 
cies as -well as the agency's own case- 
worker, who is responsible for the su- 
pervision of the home. 

This is indeed challenging work! We 
believe that the best place to care for 
children who have special needs is with 
other children whose needs are not as 

great so that there can be a natural 
pull to help. This natural, healthy liv- 
ing environment is undergirded with 
the very best in psychiatric, psychologi- 
cal and social work-services. 

Naturally this quality of care is more 
expensive than the simple maintenance 
of food, clothing and shelter. How- 
ever, ECCS is proving that .the cost of 
caring for children and families bur- 
dened with serious problems need not 
be prohibitive — that there can be a 
chance for children who have come 
through extremely traumatic and dam- 
aging life situations. 

Asks Prayers 
For Peace 


Commission On Armed Forces 

The forthcoming Diocesan Conven- 
tion will be the first convention in many 
years that servicemen from this Diocese 



have not been actively engaged in hos- 

We ask your prayers that Peace on 
Earth becomes a reality. 

We thank God that so many of the 
POWs came home and ask that each of 
you pause to offer a silent prayer for 
those whose loved ones are still miss- 

During the past year there have bee 
two requests (from the same minister) 
for the Armed Forces Packet. Th 
shooting may have ceased but me 
from this Diocese still serve. 

Don't forget them. 


DOrrHAM r-'C 

77 7 

ARY 1974 

158th In Pictures: 


'74 Convention 

Opening Event of '74 Convention 

... St. Aug. Choir Sang, A Cake Was Cut, Delegates Relaxed 

. . . All Convention Photos By Margaret Darst Smith 



Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 

Editor and Chairman, 
Division of Information 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London, Mrs. 
Margaret Darst Smith and Miss 
Terri Love 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 64 

February, 1974 

No. 2 

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published monthly except July and 
August by the Department of Promo- 
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address. Parishes are asked to send 
names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspond- 
ence to P. O. Box 17025, Raleigh, 
N. C, 27609. 

Bishop's Letter: 

In Memoriam 

Died Puerto Rico, Friday, January 18, 1974 
Requiem, Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York, January 21, 1974 

Stephen Bayne served the Church creatively in many different ways. He 
was a chaplain to the Armed Forces and university, a bishop, the first execu- 
tive officer of the Anglican Communion, and an educator. One is tempted 
to call him a scholar, but that is too cold a word. It would be more accurate 
to say he was truly knowledgeable about his Father's business. 

As a bishop he helped the House of Bishops to wrestle with many difficult 
and controversial questions. It hardly mattered what the subject was, Steve 
was called on for his opinion. Then he would come forward with information 
and data that seemed so esoteric it must have come from a collection of rare 
books. You often wondered how one man could know so much. 

Steve was classical, prophetic, and contemporary in his approach to life 
and the Church, but at every point his approach was grounded in prayer. 
Our loss will be Heaven's g^n. He will now have the pleasure of saying his 
prayers in God's presence and serving at our Lord's table in Paradise. 

Bishops Address: 

Time To Live, Love 

(Editor's Note: Following is the text of the address of the Rt. Rev. 
Thomas A. Eraser, Bishop of the Diocese, at this year's 158th annual con- 
vention at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh. Bishop Eraser pre- 
sented his address at the opening sessions on Friday, January 2^. 

My Brothers in Christ — 

A hearty welcome to the 158th Annual Convention of the Diocese of North 
Carolina, welcome to the see city of the Diocese, and welcome to Good Shepherd 
Church. This parish is celebrating its 100th Anniversary and tonight at the Con- 
vention dinner which we will dedicate to Good Shepherd Church, the Right 
Reverend John Mines, Presiding Bishop, will be our speaker. We look forward 
to that occasion to congratulate the Rector, Vestry, and congregation. 

First, I want to call attention to a few matters of housekeeping. At the Diocesan 
Convention in 1972 a committee was appointed by resolution to study the de- 
cision-making processes of the diocese. There is a report from that committee 
in your packet. This committee, headed by Sherwood Smith with other very 
able leaders of the diocese, has given this matter serious attention. The report 
deserves your close consideration.' It will be presented to you as a special order 
of business later in the convention. 

The next item which I would like to call to your attention is the Diocesan 
Grant Program which was also established at the Convention in 1972. The suc- 
cess of this program has been a source of great joy to all of us. I hope that it 
will be continued. I hope that when the reserves of the diocese reach the desired 
level and unrestricted trusts and any other money become available, the income 
will be added to the grant fund. This is one of the newest and most effective 
programs of the diocese. 

A matter whkh I have been discuss- 
ing since 1963, I would like to submit 
to this Convention. It concerns quotas 
to mission congregations. I propose 
that when the Church's Program Quota 

for a mission congregation is larger 
than its diocesan aid, that that quota 
be reduced and the aid removed and 
that congregation become self-support- 
(Continued on page 11) 


The Churchman 

Budget Passed Wifhouf Dissenf: 

Oneness, Harmony, Stability Seen 
In Tone Of '74 Diocesan Convention 


The awe of the opening Eucharist ... 

The thrill of familiar hymns transformed by the depth and resonance of so many male voices . . . 
The beauty of The Church of the Good Shepherd . . . 

The remainder of continuity in the celebration of the parish's centennial . . . 

The warmth and humor at the dinner honoring the host church on its 100th birthday . . . 

The comfort of the Bishop's pastoral address, given in sermon setting, asking that we "get into living and loving as 
our Lord taught us to live and love" . . . 

The healing words of the Presiding Bishop, saying that "As a step in the recovery of the 'great and human dimen- 
sions' in home-life, I would see that the Bible is read, and known and understood. . . ." 

These seemed to reflect the tone 
of the 158th Diocesan Convention, 
throughout all its business and plea- 
sures. There seemed to be a feeling of 
having come away from division and 
dissension, from acrimony and distrust, 
to more of a sense of oneness, of har- 
mony, of stability — of being somehow 
back on even keel. 

The convention was held in Raleigh 
at The Church of the Good Shepherd 
on January 25 and 26. The Rev. Louis 
Melcher is rector of Good Shepherd. 
Hal M. ]\/Iiller was convention chair- 
man and Godfrey Cheshire, Jr., was co- 

Bishop Fraser in his address called 
attention to "several matters of house- 
keeping." (Full text of the address is on 
page 2.) He spoke of a proposal under 
which quotas for mission congregations 
would be reduced when the quota is 
larger than the diocesan aid, thus per-, 
mitting the congregation to become self 

He then turned to the matter of de- 
ployment of clergy, noting that the 
number of clergy exceeds 'the number 
of available parishes, and that both 
clergy and congregations could benefit 
from a more frequent change of leader- 
ship. He proposed the idea of exchange 
of cures where there was mutual con- 
sent, and offered to work with any in- 
terested vestry or clergy. 

The report of the committee ap- 
pointed to study the decision making 
process in the Diocese was presented 
by Sherwood Smith, chairman. The 
findings of the committee came in the 
form of canonical changes, dealing 
mainly with restructuring the Diocesan 
Council, together with changes in lead- 
ership of the convocations. These re- 

Churchman Editorial Board 

visions passed without objection. 

Under the revised canons the coun- 
cil will consist of the bishops, six 
clergy, nine lay persons elected by the 

ECW Workshops 

The spring workshops of the 
Episcopal Churchwomen have 
been announced for each convo- 
cation as follows : 

March 12, Northeast Convoca- 
tion, Calvary Church at Tarboro 
with the Rev. Robert N. Davis 
leading the meditation and noon- 
day prayers; 

March 13, Central and Sand- 
hills Convocations, St. Michael's 
Church at Raleigh with the Rev. 
Harrison T. Simons; 

March 19, Southwest Convoca- 
tion, St. Luke's Church at Salis- 
bury with the Rev. Wilson Carter; 

March 20, Northwest Convoca- 
tion, St. Francis Church, Greens- 
boro with the Rev. Peter Lee in 
charge of the meditation and 
noonday prayers. 

Registration at each workshop 
will begin at 10 a. m. followed by 
brief assemblies. Workshops will 
begin at 10:30 and last until 
11:45. Meditation and noonday 
prayers will follow. Lunch, served 
by the host church at nominal 
charge will conclude the day's 

convention; the presidents of the 
Churchwomen, Laymen, and Youth; a 
representative from the Standing Com- 
mittee, the Trustees, the Episcopal 
Church Foundation, and the Invest- 
ment Committee; the chairman of the 
Commission on Ministry and the presi- 
dents of each convocation. 

Length of service of the council 
members, plan of rotation and eligi- 
bility was set out in the second canon 
change. Another directed the Bishop 
to appoint the chairman of each depart- 
ment and division of the Council, with 
those from outside the membership 
having voice but no vote. Still another 
change set up a 15-member Commis- 
sion on Ministry and made provision 
for staggered membership terms. 

The final change had to do with the 
convocations, making the office of 
"president," formerly "dean," elective 
rather than appointive. It also made 
provision that convocation meetings 
called to elect a president be made up 
of active clergy in the convocation, to- 
gether with the senior and junior war- 
dens of its parishes and missions. 

Authorization was given for the con- 
tinuation of the Decision-Making Com- 
mittee until next year, with its main 
thrusts being consideration of the func- 
tions of the office of bishop, the func- 
tion of the convention, and exploration 
of ways of assuring broader involve- 
ment of more capable persons in the 
decision-making process. 

The budgets, the next major item of 
business, also passed without dissent. 
The amount budgeted for the program 
of the National Church was cut from 
the $188,407 asked to $162,322. Mrs. 
W. Clary Holt, chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Finance explained that since 

February 1974 


the Diocese did not get quota accep- 
tances sufficient to meet the budget, 
the committee felt the National Church 
should share with the Diocese the pro- 
portionate cut. The original 1974 bud- 
get of $613,500 was cut to $528,533. 
The Maintenance Fund budget of 
$212,700 was passed without objec- 

Resolutions passed by the conven- 
tion included two dealing with efforts 
to devise a more efficient program 
budget and to review program goals. 
Continued participation in the North 
Carolina Council of Churches was au- 
thorized in another. 

A request for representation of un- 
organized missions at convention, giv- 
ing them voice and vote, was consi- 
dered and referred to the committee on 
Constitutions and Canons. A resolu- 
tion asking that the word "racial" be 
deleted from the title of the Division 
of Racial and Urban affairs was not 
recommended for approval and was 

Resolutions on subjects of more gen- 
eral interest met varying fates. One ask- 
ing for reaffirmation of the 1971 con- 
vention's stand giving the right of a 
woman, with consent of her doctor, to 
end a pregnancy, was tabled. 

Another dealt with a person's right 
to request that where death is imminent 
there be no extraordinary or heroic 
means taken to prolong life. This was 
referred to the Bishop with the request 
that it be given to a study commission 
which would report back to the 159th 

The question of the ordination of 
women to the priesthood fared better. 
Those favoring its recommended pas- 
sage at the next General Convention 
numbered 156 to 140. Jacob H. Froe- 
lich, Jr., was chairman of the Resolu- 
tions Committee. Full texts of the reso- 
lutions will be found on Page 4. 

A dinner in celebration of the host 
parish's 100th Birthday took place on 
Friday evening. The Rt. Rev. John E. 
Hines, the presiding bishop, scheduled 
to be the principal speaker, was pre- 
vented from attending because of a last 
minute illness. Bishop Fraser read a 
portion of his address. His theme was 
to have been, the recovery of the "great 
and human" dimensions in home life as 
a first responsibility of church people. 
He said that as a step in this recovery 
"I would see that the Bible is read, and 
known, and understood; reading it my- 
self and helping others to do so." He 

quoted Dr. William Lyon Phelps: "If 
I had to choose between a college edu- 
cation without the Bible, and or the Bi- 
ble without a college education, I would 
choose the Bible." And further: "It is 
impossible for us as products of west- 
ern culture to understand both our 
'rootage' and our 'responsibilities' un- 
less we are 'informed' by the wisdom of 
the Bible." Bishop Hines will retire to 
Highlands, N. C, in the near future. 

The Rev. Louis C. Melcher, Jr., 
rector of Good Shepherd, gave a brief 
history of the parish. It began, he said, 
on December 19, 1873, "when several 
members of Christ Church, Raleigh, 
withdrew to establish a 'free' Episcopal 
church." At that time it was the custom 
in most Episcopal churches to rent the 
pews. First service in the new church 
building, still in use as a chapel and 

Following are texts of resolutions 
offered at the recent 158th Diocesan 
Convention at Raleigh: 

Whereas, as Christians, we believe 
that all human beings are creatures of 
God and that it is God who gives life 
and who takes it back unto Himself; 

And Whereas, we believe that the 
issue of dying should be openly and 

classrooms, was held on Easter Sunday 
in 1875. The birthday cake for the oc- 
casion was cut by Bishop Fraser, who 
served as master of ceremonies, Mr. 
Melcher, and Paul Wetmore, senior 

The Hon. Clarence Lightner, newly 
elected mayor of Raleigh, welcomed 
the delegates and guests to the Capital 
City. The dinner guests were enter- 
tained by the choir of St. Augustine's 
College, under the direction of Addi- 
son W. Reed. 

An invitation to host the 159th con- 
vention was extended by the Episcopal 
congregations of Winston-Salem. Date 
for next year's convention is January 
24 and 25, 1975, with most of the 
meetings to be held in the Convention 
Center across from the new Hyatt 

freely discussed and planned for while 
one is still in good physical, mental and 
spiritual health, and is not to be feared,, 
but only the method of dying can be 
traumatically frightening; 

And Whereas, we realize that each 
person must face the reality of his own 
inevitable death, and that The Church 
(Continued on page 6) 

Diocesan Elections 

RALEIGH — Here are the results of elections conducted at the Raleigh con- 
vention of the Diocese during January: 

Diocesan Council — The Rev. Louis C. Melcher, Jr., Good Shepherd, Raleigh; 
Don P. Blanton, Grace Church, Lexington; E. H. (Ned) Hardison, Christ Church, 
Charlotte; and, Mrs. Sterling Stoudemire, Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill. 

Standing Committee — The Rev. L. Bartine Sherman, St. Martin's Church, 
Charlotte; the Rev. Huntington Williams, Jr., St. Peter's Church, Charlotte; and 
Sherwood H. Smith, Jr., Christ Church, Raleigh. 

Board of Thompson Orphanage — Erwin L. Laxton, St. Martin's Church, 
Charlotte; James O. Moore, Christ Church, Charlotte; and Haywood Smith, 
St. Paul's Church, Winston-Salem. 

Board of Penick Home — E. E. (Jack) Carter, Christ Church, Raleigh; Mrs. 
Paul Dana, Emmanuel Church, Southern Pines; William P. Davis, Emmanuel 
Church, Southern Pines; Dr. William F. Hollister, Emmanuel Church, Southern 
Pines; Mrs. Peter L. Katavolos, Emmanuel Church, Southern Pines; Mrs. M. 
Eugene Motsinger, Jr., Galloway Memorial Church, Elkin; the Rev. John C. 
Mott, Church of the Holy Family, Chapel Hill; Dr. Charles W. Pickney, Church 
of the Redeejner, Greensboro; Mrs. W. C. Ruffin, Emmanuel Church, Southern 
Pines; and the Rev. William L. Williams, All Saints Church, Roanoke Rapids. 

Trustee of Sewanee — The Rev. E. Dudley Colhoun, Jr., Grace Church, 

Trustee of the Diocese — Henry D. Haywood, Christ Church, Raleigh. 
Historiographer — Lawrence Loudon, Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill. 

Convention Resolutions 


The Churchman 

... As He Kids Jack Gray, Bart Sherman, Peter Robinson, Jim Beckwith 

With Same Kind Of Warmfh, Affecfion: 

Convention Much Like Family Reunion 

Editor, The Churchman 

RALEI,GH — Few Tar Heel Episco- 
palians think of themselves as a family 
. . . not until the annual convention of 
the Diocese rolls around. And the 
158th seemed to be more of a family 
affair than ever before. 

Perhaps it was being back in a 
church again ... or maybe the Com- 
munion Service and singing ... or pos- 
sibly the anniversary dinner could have 
had something to do with it. But the 
subtle show of warmth and affection 
toward the Rev. Peter C. Robinson on 
Saturday morning could only happen in 
a family whose members, care about 
one another. 

It began when the Rev. Martin R. 
Caldwell, rector of Emmanuel Church 
in Southern Pines was recognized . . . 
presumably to offer a resolution. Then 
without ever once smiling Martin led a 
20-minute demonstration of family 

First, he "deplored" the Bishop's in- 
troduction of new clergy . . . "all young, 
aggressive, handsome, virile. But now I 
would like to introduce you to some 
of the older clergy," Martin asserted. 
Wherewith he called forth some of the 
Diocese's elder statesmen: 

. . . William Price (who had been 

called back home), still active after 34 
years, Mr. Caldwell said; 

. . . Carl Herman (previously termed 
by Bishop Eraser the "Diocesan Secre- 
tary who never makes a mistake"), 
with 29 years service; 

. . . Jack Gray, who Martin said 
had been in Wilson "since his hair was 
hair colored"; 

. . . Bart Sherman, termed "so old 
his black shirt has turned green"; and, 

. . . Jim Beckwith, who has been on 
the job at St. Michael's in Raleigh for 
23 years. 

In recognizing Peter Robinson, with 
considerable wisecracking and joshing, 
Martin announced that the popular 
Greensboro clergyman was leaving the 
Diocese to take a new assignment in 
Goldsboro. He offered a resolution ex- 
pressing deep appreciation for Peter's 
ministry and designating Mr. Robinson 
as the Diocese's first "Dean Emeritus." 

At last year's Charlotte convention 
clergy beards drew considerable atten- 
tion. This year it was the colorful and 
stylish-looking attire of well dressed 
clergymen like Bob Davis, Harrison 
Simons, Carl Herman (his red coat was 
something to behold! ) and others. 

Some observers conclude that the 
convocational briefings are responsible 
for the smoother and more harmonious 

conventions which have developed in 
recent years. Criticism of the budget 
(normally reserved for the convention 
floor) this year was confined to convo- 
cational meetings. 

Since convocational gatherings seem 
to be enjoying growing acceptance as 
part of the convention, delegates this 
year were beginning to ask "Are we 
reaching the point where we could do 
the job in one day?" 

Raleigh Mayor Clarence Lightner 
was credited with one of the better con- 
vention stories. In responding to the an- 
niversary dinner crowd he referred to 
having been "warmly received" on a 
previous occasion. Lightner said he 
wondered about the meaning of 
"warmly" and looked it up when he got 
home. He was dismayed to find that 
"warmly" meant "not so hot." 

One of the more meaningful prayers 
appeared in the order of service for the 
Holy Eucharist on Friday morning . . . 
a prayer that seemed to reflect the spirit 
of the 158th Annual Convention: 

"God grant to the living — grace; 

"to the departed — rest; 

"to the church, the nation, and all 
mankind — peace and concord; 

"and to us and all his servants — life 
everlasting. Amen" 

February 1974 


Sampling Of Delegates Express Reactions: 

Convention Said 'Smooth, Efficient' 

Churchman Editorial Board 

RALEIGH — "The operations of the 
Spirit were invisible, but the operations 
of His instruments and agents were 
smooth and efficient," said one dele- 
gate attending his first Diocesan Con- 

"I thought that maybe the prior plan- 
ning at convocations together with the 
commentary included with the budget 
plus starting off with Communion made 
this the best ever," added someone who 
has attended many and had a hand in 
managing this one. 

In their agreement, these two par- 
ticipants seemed to summarize the feel- 
ings of most people who attended the 
158th Convention of the Episcopal 
Diocese of North Carolina. 

A sampling of remarks : 

"Enlightened by occasional humor"; 
"a dispirited convention"; "very few is- 
sues got raised of consequence"; 
"smoothest, quietest convention I ever 
attended"; "too rushed to give ade- 
quate time to issues"; "went very 
smoothly"; "we acted too often like a 
rubber stamp"; "hundreds came from 
Albemarle to Winston to be together 
in unity. How good and joyful that is!"; 
"best of the three I have attended"; 
"more music and fellowship at this 
one"; "pleased at the amount of prepa- 
ration that had gone into it"; "great 
just to get together"; "informative"; 
"spirit of comradeship"; "decidedly 
lack-luster"; "dull." 

Reflecting on the work accom- 
plished, delegates said: 

"There was a lot taken care of."; 
"it was tedious but necessary"; "seemed 
that the only pressing need was the 
budget"; "fine work on the part of the 
committee looking at decision-mak- 
ing"; "but what struck me was the 
smooth movement of the machinery." 

On the subject of Worship: 

"Liked having the Communion 
first"; "highlight of the whole conven- 
tion"; "decided change for the better"; 
"It was great!"; "marvelous to begin 
with the procession and Communion." 

The banquet: 

"Even without Bishop Hines, was a 
success"; "should have one like it every 

year"; "liked and appreciated very 
much the concert by the Gospel Choir 
from St. Augustine's"; "food was terri- 
ble"; "good for us all to be together." 
The location: 

"So much better than a convention 
hall"; "should always be held in a 
church"; "outstanding preparation by 
the people at Good Shepherd"; "com- 
mendations to Good Shepherd for the 
superior job of handling things." 

Suggestions included: 

"Hearing reports read sometimes 
even though printed in The Church- 
man"; "break things up by standing to 
sing a hymn"; "child-care for pre- 
school children"; "booths could be 
provided by religious publishers for 
browsing"; "receive 'controversial' 
resolutions ahead of time in writing"; 
"hold to one full day of business"; 
"noon Friday to noon Saturday means 
only one night in a motel"; "meet every 
three years"; "circulate names of dele- 
gates to help form carpools." 

Other remarks noted: 


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does have a responsibility to help her 
members understand and accept that 

And Whereas, we believe that some 
lives are extraordinarily prolonged by 
medical and mechanical technology 
even when death is imminent and pain 
unmerciful, or when the brain is ir- 
reparably damaged or pronounced 
technically "dead"; 

And Whereas, we believe that 
no heroic measures or extraordinary 
means should be used for the prolonga- 
tion of such a natural death, 

Be it resolved, that the 158th 
CAROLINA go on record as declaring 
that each individual has the right to 
request of the medical profession not 
to use any artificial means or heroic 
measures to prevent his natural death 
in the event that there is no reasonable 
expectation or hope of recovery. 

TION: An amendment to change the 
words "all persons" to read "each per- 

"The color of the Bishop's shirt"; 
"when Harrison Simons said to the 
Bishop, 'Do you want me to mention 
that piece of property?' and the Bishop 
replied: 'Go on and live dangerously, 
Harrison.' "; "nobody mentioned the 
sad state of our nation or the world . . . 
they won't go away"; "Martin Cald- 
well's speech was super and greatly 

One delegate seemed to summarize 
what most felt when he remarked: 

"I had a whale of a time being with 
sensitive, capable and creative people. 
I had a bad time realizing that such sen- 
sitivity, capability and creativity were 
at best minimally tapped within the 
working process of the convention . . . 
and it appeared the body gathered to- 
gether for the purpose of ratifying what 
had already been decided. We slighted 
them by not grappling with our con- 
cerns — tabling them or referring them 
to the Bishop. It would be more healthy 
to deal directly with issues rather than 
to sidestep them." 

son" in line 1 of the 3rd Whereas was 

A motion to table the resolution was 
defeated. An amendment to strike the 
phrase, "or that guilt should be im- 
posed unnecessarily upon families, 
medical doctors or clergymen who are 
asked to make such decisions;" from 
the fifth (5th) whereas was adopted. 

Whereas, pressures are mounting in 
the Congress of the United States for 
an amendment to the Constitution 
which would radically restrict the cur- 
rent conditions under which an abor- 
tion may be chosen by a woman and 
her physician, and then legally per- 
formed; and 

Whereas, the 155th Convention of 
the Diocese of North Carolina, in 1971, 
resolved to favor the civil right of a 
woman and her doctor to arrive at and 
act on such a decision legally; 

Therefore, be it resolved: That 
in the face of these pressures this 158th 
Convention of the Diocese of North 
Carolina re-affirm the position taken 
by the Convention of 1971 favoring the 
legal right of a woman and her doctor 
to act to terminate an unwanted preg- 
nancy, and herewith the Secretary of 


The Churchmon 

the Diocese be charged to direct copies 
of this Resolution to the North Caro- 
lina members of the United States Con- 

TION: A substitute motion to insert 
the word "therapeutic" before the word 
"abortion" in line three (3) of the first 
whereas failed to pass. A motion to 
table the resolution was passed and a 
subsequent motion to reconsider the 
vote to table was defeated on a count 
of 197 to 58. 

Whereas, Communicants of Unor- 
ganized Missions are as truly part of 
the Diocesan family as those of other 
churches and 

Whereas, Unorganized Missions are 
assessed for Episcopal Maintenance 
and Church's Program Quota and 

Whereas, Unorganized Missions 
have no representation at Diocesan 

Therefore, be it resolved: that 
some system be devised whereby the 
Unorganized Missions in each Convo- 
cation could elect one or more dele- 
gates to represent their group, in 
proportion to the number of Communi- 
cants involved, thus giving them as a 
group, voice and vote in Convention. 

TION: This resolution was duly passed 
and referred to the Committee On 
Constitutions And Canons. 

Whereas, this Diocese has deleted 
from its Constitution and Canons all 
reference to race; and 

Whereas, under the heading of Di- 
vision 2 of the Diocesan Program 
Budget reference is made to "Racial 
and Urban Affairs" : 

Now therefore be it resolved, 
that the word "Racial" be deleted from 
the Budget of this Diocese for all time. 

The decision of the Committee that 
the resolution not be approved. 

TION: The chairman's motion that 
the above resolution be not adopted 
and that the Committee on Resolutions 
be discharged from further considera- 
tion of the same was adopted. 

Whereas, the Right Reverend Rob- 
ert Claflin Rusack has been installed 
as the fourth Bishop of The Diocese of 
Los Angeles; now, therefore 

Be it resolved, that the 158th 
Convention of the Diocese of North 
Carohna extend its congratulations and 
best wishes upon the occasion of his 

TION: The resolution was adopted. 

Whereas, for the past several years 
the initial proposed budget of the Dio- 
cese has not been met; and 

Whereas, for the past several years 
the current system of quota assign- 
ments to congregations in the Diocese 
of North Carolina to fund diocesan 
program has proven to be partially in- 
effective; now, therefore, 

Be it resolved, that the 158th 
Convention of the Diocese of North 
Carolina direct the Council of this 
Diocese to devise a more effective sys- 
tem for attaining the entire diocesan 
program goal. 

TION: The resolution was adopted. 

Whereas, the effectiveness of the 
Diocesan Program is vital to the health 
and mission of this Diocese; 

Be it resolved, that the Diocesan 
Council review the future goals and 
effectiveness of all elements of the Pro- 
gram before the 1975 budget is pro- 
posed. Areas to be examined shall in- 
clude but not limited to Program Task 
Force, Racial and Urban Affairs, 
Higher Education, Missions and Spe- 
cial Ministries. 

TION: The resolution was adopted. 

Be it resolved, that this 158th 
Convention endorses the North Caro- 
lina Council of Churches and recom- 
mend that the Episcopal Diocese of 
North Carolina continue its member- 
ship for the coming year at an amount 
agreed upon by the Diocesan Council. 

TION: The resolution was adopted. 

Whereas, many Episcopalians in the 
Diocese of North Carolina are sad- 
dened by the failure of the Sixty-fourth 
General Convention of the Episcopal 
Church, meeting in Louisville, Ken- 
tucky, in 1973, to take affirmative ac- 
tion to permit the ordination of women 
to the priesthood and the episcopacy; 

Therefore be n resolved, that 
we affirm our conviction that women 
should be admitted to Holy Orders in 
the Church on the same basis as men; 

Be it further resolved, that the 
Secretary of Convention send a copy of 
this resolution to the Presiding Bishop- 
Elect and to the Secretary of the Gen- 
eral Convention. 

TION: The resolution was adopted. 

'Laymen And Church — A De/enfe/' Is Raleigh Theme: 

Laymen Set Sunday, March 3, Meet 

RALEIGH— The Episcopal Lay- 
men's Association plans a different 
kind of program for its Annual Con- 
vention at Saint Augustine's College on 
Sunday, March 3. 

All laymen and women are en- 
couraged to attend this meeting which 
will follow an agenda similarly as in the 
past — Registration, Commimion Ser- 
vice, lunch, short business meeting and 
then a special program. 

The special program entitled "Lay- 
men and Church — ^A Detente!" wiU be 

led by the Rev. Keith Reeve of St. 
Mark's at Raleigh. It is designed to 
bring into clearer focus the relevancy 
between Church and laymen. Mr. 
Reeve will do this by means of a panel 
discussion among four selected laymen. 
The panel will then be broadened to in- 
clude and involve in discussion aU 
present at the convention. 

"Keith Reeve is particularly talented 
and experienced in looking at the inter- 
face between laymen and Church and 
in leading discussions concerning it. An 

educational institution of the high cali- 
bre of Saint Augustine's College is par- 
ticularly appropriate as a forum for 
such discussions," Association Presi- 
dent Henry S. Craumer says. 

"Convention Chairman James M. 
Davis, Jr., will shortly publish a de- 
tailed agenda of the Convention and 
circulate it through the Church mailing 
list. He urges all Church members to 
put March 3 on their calendar and plan 
to be with us at that time," Craumer 

February 1974 


Communion Service Inspiring: Takers 

Bishop's Sense Of Humor For Loans 

Pleasant Surprise To Youths During 1973 

Churchman Editorial Board 

RALEIGH — My first impression of 
the convention was a good one which 
was inspired by participating in the 
Service of Holy Communion. Jenny 
Brickell of Christ Church in Raleigh 
represented the youth in this celebra- 

The Bishop surprised many of the 
youth with his unexpected sense of 

The Convention started off very or- 
derly. The majority of the voting was 
unanimous, while in contrast, the 
Youth Commission relies mainly on 
consensus of opinion since the group so 
often disagrees on various topics. The 
lack of arguing was pleasant, but very 

Four college chaplains in the Dio- 
cese of North CaroHna are presently 
involved in drug counseling, commu- 
nity involvement and leading worship 
services. As a young person planning 
on a college education, I would feel 
much more secure if more than four 

Chairman, Commission on Ministry 

The Commission on Ministry con- 
centrated its attention in 1973 on a 
range of matters pertaining to the se- 
lection, screening, education (including 
continuing education), and renewal of 
the clergy. 

Through its subcommittee on Ca- 
nonical Examinations, the Commis- 
sion continued its traditional role in ex- 
amining persons before their admission 
to Holy Orders. The Rev. Messrs. 
Richard Draper, Blair Jenkins, III, 
David Hugh Upton, Frank Clayton 
Matthews, and John Lawrence Sharpe, 
III, were so examined in 1973 before 
their ordination to the diaconate. 

The Commission is now supervising 
three persons in varying stages of their 

. . . Churchman Youth Reporter 

chaplains were presently working at 
colleges, but heartily congratulate these 
four for their efforts at such a difficult 

The Commissioners present at the 
Convention seemed to enjoy it and 
hope to be able to attend the Diocesan 
Convention next year. 

preparation for ordination. In July, 
1973, the Commission, at the direction 
of the Bishop, prepared and distributed 
to all clergy of the Diocese, a paper 
outlining guidelines for the counseling 
of persons interested in admission to 
Holy Orders. The Rev. Robert Lade- 
hoff is now the chairman of the com- 
mission's Subcommittee on Examina- 

The Commission expanded its work 
in the continuing education of the cler- 
gy. Four clergy received grants from 
the Board for Theological Education 
through endorsement by the Commis- 
sion. These grants helped the Rev. 
John Campbell complete his MBA de- 
gree, the Rev. Jaxnes Kenyon study in 
England for the summer, the Rev. 
Charles Canady, Jr., study in Jeru- 
salem, and the Rev. Robert Ladehoff 


Chairman, Francis Murdock Society 

The Murdoch Memorial Society is 
established by Canon XVII of the 
Canons of the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina to administer a trust set up by the 
late Margaret Murdoch in memory of 
her brother, the Rev. Francis J. Mur- 

The income from the trust is used to 
assist seminarians of this Diocese in fi- 
nancing their theological education. 
This assistance is in the form of a loan, 
usually cancelled upon ordination. 

During the course of 1973 no loans 
were made. Currently there are no can- 
didates for the ministry at seminary 
from this Diocese. When three men 
were ordained to the diaconate last 
June they received the congratulations 
of the Society and its notice that the 
loans made to them (totalling $3,445) 
had been officially cancelled. 

The principal of the Murdoch Trust 
is 1686 shares of the Diocesan Control 
Fund. These shares had a market value 
of $29,565 as of September 30, 1973. 
They produce about $1,200 income an- 
nually available for distribution. 

Undistributed income as of Decem- 
ber 1, 1973 stands at $1,571. Other 
members of Society committee are the 
Rev. L. Bartine Sherman, the Rev. 
William WeUs, George London, the 
the Rev. Bruce Shepherd and W. J. 

participate in Virginia Theological 
Seminary's Center for Continuing Edu- 

The Bishop's Office, at the nomina- 
tion of the Commission, provided di- 
ocesan grants to these four and to four 
other clergy. In 1974, the Commission 
will process for the BTE grant appli- 
cations for a total of $8,000. The Bish- 
op's office committed an additional 
$8,000 for continuing education, and 
at the Commission's suggestion, the 
Bishop has placed in every senior war- 
den's file a reminder of diocesan policy 
encouraging parish budget items for 
continuing education. 

The Commission assisted the Bishop 

Commission Screens Those 
Entering The Holy Orders 


The Churchman 

BURLINGTON— The North Caro- 
lina Clergy Association met in Holy 
Comforter Church, Burlington, Jan- 
uary 15. Dr. Alfred E. Thomas, Ph.D., 
director of the Career Development 
Center at St. Andrew's College at Lau- 
rinburg, spoke on career development 
opportunities and the types of consulta- 
tions available to the clergy through 
such centers. 

Elected president of the Association 
was the Rev. Roderick L. Reinecke, 
rector of Holy Comforter here. He suc- 
ceeds the Rev. Robert N. Davis, rector 
of Holy Innocents, Henderson. Other 
officers elected were: The Rev. L. Bar- 
tine Sherman, rector of St. Matthew's, 
Charlotte, vice-president; the Rev. 
Harrison T. Simons, rector of St. Ste- 
phen's and pries t-in-charge of St. 
Cyprian's, Oxford, secretary; and the 
Rev. Jacob A. Viverette, Jr., college 


Rod Reinecke 
New Head Of 
Clergy Group 

Special To The Churchman 

chaplain at Winston-Salem, treasurer. 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve, vicar of 
St. Mark's, Raleigh, was elected to the 

administrative committee which in- 
cludes the Rev. Messers Sherman and 
Davis plus: the Rev. John T. Broome, 
rector of Holy Trinity, Greensboro; 
the Rev. Peter J. Lee, rector of the 
Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill; and 
the Rev. William S. Wells, Episcopal 
chaplain at N. C. State, Raleigh. 

By action of the 158th Convention 
of the Diocese the Association will 
study Bishop Eraser's recommendation 
of possible exchange of parishes be- 
tween clergymen for a year or more 
duration. This was referred to the As- 
sociation in the Convention's accept- 
ance of the report of the Committee on 
the Bishop's Address. Several advan- 
tages, for priests and parishes where a 
long tenure has been experienced, are 
seen in this proposal. The Association 
will report the results of its study to the 
159th Convention in 1975. 

New Clergy Introduced To Diocese 

(Editor's Note: Following are the 
convention introductions of the new 
clergy who came into the Diocese dur- 
ing the year 1973. 

The Rev. M. Edgar HoUowell, Jr., 
chaplain U. S. Army, transferred 
canonical residence from the Diocese of 
Pennsylvania. On July 23 he assumed 
duties as chaplain at the United States 
States Military Academy at West Point, 
New York. 

The Rev. Edward S. Brightman 
transferred from the Diocese of Ne- 

and other clergy in developing diocesan 
guidelines for administration of the na- 
tional church's new marriage canons. A 
subcommittee of the ' Coijimission, 
chaired by the Rev. Harrison Simons, 
planned and directed the annual clergy 
conference of the diocese. Another sub- 
committee, chaired by the Rev. Rod- 
erick Reinecke, developed a deacons- 
in-training program for three deacons 
now at work in the diocese. 

The Commission has invited com- 
missions in all five dioceses of the 
Carolinas to explore possibilities of 
joint program and sharing of informa- 
tion. The Commission is seeking ways 
to work together with other diocesan 
and national church groups who are 
also engaged in clergy renewal. 

braska to become rector of St. Titus' 
Church, Durham. 

The Rev. Warwick Aiken, Jr. re- 
turned to the Diocese from the Diocese 
of South Carolina to become rector of 
St. Luke's Church, Eden, and priest-in- 
charge of St. Mary's-by-the-iHighway, 

The Rev. Charles B. Farrar who 
served as supply priest at The Church 
of the Advent, Enfield, and at St. 
Mark's, Halifax, transferred canonical 
residence from the Diocese of Central 
Florida. On September 1 he was ap- 
pointed priest-in-charge of St. Mark's, 
Halifax; St. Mary's, Speed; and St. Mi- 
chael's, Tarboro. On January 6, he also 
became priest-in-charge of the Church 
of the Epiphany, Rocky Mount. 

The Rev. Blair Jenkins, III, wa& or- 
dained to the diaconate and assigned to 
become curate at Holy Trinity Church 
in Greensboro. 

The Rev. Alfred F. Scogin, Jr., 
transferred from the Diocese of East 
Carolina to serve as priest-in-charge of 
St. David's, Laurinburg. 

The Rev. Frank H. Vest, Jr., trans- 
ferred from the Diocese of Southwest- 
ern Virginia to become rector of Christ 
Church, Charlotte. 

The Rev. John D. Lane, Assistant 
to the Rector of The Church of the 
Holy Comforter, Charlotte, transferred 
canonical residence from the Diocese 
of New York. 

The Rev. Peter G. Keese transferred 
from the Diocese of Tennessee after 
he became Hospital Chaplain at Duke 
University Medical Center, Durham, 
on September 1 . 

The Rev. Robert L. Haden, Jr., 
transferred from the Diocese of Upper 
South Carolina and became rector of 
St. John's Church, Charlotte. 

Ordination to the diaconate of clergy 
who are now working outside the Dio- 

The Rev. F. Clayton Matthews is 
serving as chaplain at Holy Innocents' 
Episcopal School, Atlanta, Georgia. 

The Rev. David H. Upton served as 
curate of Trinity Church, Excelsior, 
Minnesota. He transferred to the Dio- 
cese of Minnesota on January 22, 
1974, and is now working at The 
Bishop Whipple Schools at Faribault, 

The Rev. Richard T. Draper trans- 
ferred to the Diocese of Alaska to serve 

February 1974 


as deacon-in-charge of St. George's-in- 
the Arctic, Kotzebue, Alaska. 

Clergy not canonically resident in the 
Diocese of North Carolina: 

The Rev. Edward F. Glusman, Jr., 
graduate student at Duke University, 
Durham, became assistant to the Rec- 
tor of St. Phihp's Church, Durham. 

(Canonically resident in Louisiana) 

The Rev. John L. Abraham, a dea- 
con canonically resident in the Diocese 
of Delaware, became assistant to the 
rector of St. Mary's Church, High 

The Rev. John H. McLeester be- 
came deacon-in-charge of the Church 

of the Advent, Enfield. (Canonically 
resident in the Diocese of Lexington) 

The Rev. John L- Sharpe, III, was 
ordained to the diaconate in Frankfort, 
Germany, by the Rt. Rev. Edward 
Browning. He is serving as curator of 
rare books at Parkings Library at Duke 
University in Durham and is on sab- 
batical leave in England. 

the Tar Heel DioSCENg 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Mrs. Holmes Dies — Mrs. Mar- 
garet G. Holmes, a former president 
of the Episcopal Churchwomen of the 
Diocese, died in mid-November. Mrs. 
Holmes served as president of the 
Churchwomen in the early 50's. She 
also served as president of the Ameri- 
can Association of University Women 
in Chapel Hill. She is survived by two 
daughters, Mrs. Louise Bernard of 
South Bend Ind., with whom she was 
making her home at the time of her 
death, and Mrs. Hampton Hubbard, 
of Clinton. Her son, the Rev. Urban T. 
Holmes, has been recently installed as 
dean of the school of Theology of the 
University of the South, Sewanee, 
Tenn. Funeral services for Mrs. 
Holmes were held at Church of the 
Holy Family, Chapel Hill. She and Mr. 
Holmes were charter members of that 
parish. She was buried in Chapel Hill 
Memorial Cemetery. 

To Florida — Word has come that 
the Rt. Rev. William Gordon, who was 
the youngest bishop in the church when 
he was elected Bishop of Alaska in 
1948, has been elected coadjutor 
bishop of Florida and will succeed as 
diocesan there when the Rt. Rev. 
Hamilton West retires next year. 
Bishop Gordon is a native of North 
Carolina, a graduate of UNC. 

To England — ^The Rev. Richard 
Ottaway of Winston-Salem has been 
appointed a visiting lecturer at the Uni- 
versity of Manchester in England. Mr. 
Ottaway, who is director of the Human 
Enterprises Institute in Winston-Salem, 
will teach in England beginning Janu- 
ary 1 for the winter term. Mr. Ottaway 

writes that "Mrs. Ottaway and the chil- 
dren are going with me and we plan to 
stay in England until June. I will be 
teaching in classes on organizational 
behavior basically sharing the insights 
and ideas that have been operative at 
the institute. I will also be doing some 
other work but mainly enjoying a high 

Couples Conference — The Annual 
Married Couples Conference of Vir- 
ginia Theological Seminary in Alexan- 
dria, will be held the weekend of March 
8 and 9. Anyone wishing more details 
may write to Mr. and Mrs. John Bent- 
ley, 3634 Gunston Rd., Alexandria 
Va., 22302. The conference is designed 

. . . Delivers Address 

to expose couples to the environment 
of the seminary and to answer some of 
the questions that married couples con- 
sidering the seminary might have. 

At. St. John's — The Rev. Robert L. 
Haden, Jr., has come to St. John's, 
Charlotte as their new rector. He comes 
from Trinity Church, Columbia, S. C, 
where he was assistant to the rector. 
From the St. John's Messenger: "It 
is uncommonly coincidental that our 
new rector is named Bob Haden; the 
last name is spelled differently than 
that of our previous rector but is pro- 
nounced the same. Mr. Haden was 
born in Greenville, S. C, ... is 35 
years old . . . graduated from Univer- 
sity of the South in 1960. . . taught and 
coached at Blue Ridge School, Hen- 
dersonville, before entering Virginia 
Theological Seminary." He has served 
also at Trinity Church, Kings Moun- 
tain, St. Andrew's, Bessemer City, and 
on Board of Directors, Kanuga. He 
and his wife, Mary Anne, and two sons, 
Robert and Jim came to Charlotte in 

In Chapel Hill— The Rev. Lloyd W. 
Clarke, a retired priest of the Diocese 
of Central New York, and who lives 
in Chapel Hill from October through 
April, is a new associate minister of the 
Chapel of the Cross. He joins the Rev. 
Peter Lee, rector, and the Rev. Wil- 
liam Coolidge, assistant. Serving with- 
out pay, Mr. Clarke will be mainly con- 
cerned with pastoral calling, particu- 
larly in hospitals and nursing homes. 
Mr. Clarke has served at Ohio Uni- 
versity and the University of Minne- 
sota, as Dean of St. John's Cathedral, 
Albuquerque, N. M., and at Trinity, 
Watertown, N. Y. 


The Churchman 

. . . Wetmores, Melchers, Mrs. Eraser 


(Continued from page 2) 

ing. For example, and this is a real 
example, a mission congregation in 
1974 will be aided $857.50 and asked 
for a quota of $2,809. Why not reduce 
that quota to $1,951.50 and permit the 
congregation to become self-support- 
ing? On the other hand, when aid is 
greater than the quota, that aid should 
be reduced by the amount of the quota 
and that congregation should be called 
an aided congregation and not a mis- 
sion. For example, a mission congrega- 
tion in 1974 will be aided $6,177.05 
and asked to return a quota of $3,237. 
Why not aid that congregation $2,- 
940.05 and call it an aided congrega- 
tion? The present system under which 
we operate does not encourage mission- 
ary giving. It does not give the con- 
gregation a sense of independence and 
dignity, nor does it enhance its mission- 
ary motivation. It leaves many with the 
feeling, "We are just a mission and 
really don't count." Also, the present 
system inflates the budget and increases 
quotas of self-supporting congrega- 
tions. If these simple changes were 
made, $32,789.10 could have been re- 
moved from the proposed 1974 budget. 
There are those who claim that the 
present system teaches young congrega- 
tions to give to the mission work of the 
Church. I believe that this is psycho- 
logically false. You never teach a child 
stewardship by giving him 10 cents and 
saying put this in the alms basin. That 
keeps him a child in his giving habits. 

A child learns to give when he shares 
with someone else what he himself 

Another matter of concern to me is 
the deployment of clergy. For many 
years now the number of ordained 
Episcopal clergy has exceeded the 
number of available parishes. This has 
affected the ministry of our Church in 
many different ways, such as the 
growth of the non-stipendiary ministry, 
the number and quality of persons who 
present themselves and who are ac- 
cepted for the ordained ministry, and 
the frequency of opportunity for a 
clergyman to move. In the business 
world the turnover rate of heads of ma- 
jor corporations is 20 percent a year. 
Clergy arid congregations could benefit 
from a' more frequent change of leader- 
ship. At present, enough clergy are 
locked into their present work to create 
a problem of job alienation. 

I have often entertained and now 
pass on to you the idea of clergy, by 
mutual consent and with the consent of 
Bishop and vestry, exchanging cures. 
For example, two clergy know one an- 
other, they know their parishes, they 
are happy and content, and they could 
continue to remain where they are — 
but they have been there twelve years 
— and by mutual consent of their ves- 
tries, with the consent of the Bishop, - 
they arrange to exchange parishes. All 
of the processes of studying a parish 
and sharing information could be gone 
through just as in calling a clergyman 
in the first instance. 

Other areas of life, business and the 

professions, have learned of the in- 
creased production and creativity when 
people have the opportunity to change 
the location of their work. Why 
shouldn't the clergy and the Church 
have the same opportunity? There 
should be no problem doing this within 
dioceses and very little across diocesan 
boundaries. This is only an idea, but I 
would be very willing to work with any 
clergy and vestries who are interested. 

And now let us turn to the Gospel 
of St. Matthew, the 11th Chapter, 
Verses 28-29: "Come to me, all who 
labor and are heavy laden, and I will 
give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, 
and learn from me; for I am gentle 
and lowly in heart, and you will find 
rest for your souls." 

The Christian church today faces a 
society that is tired and burdened by 
problems and tragedies beyond its con- 
trol, a society that is hungry and thirsty 
for that peace of soul that .can come 
only from the love of God and the love 
of our fellowman. In these verses from 
St. Matthew our Lord extends an 
invitation and a promise to all mankind 
to, "Come to me . . . and I will give 
you rest." The challenge of the Church 
is to tell people how to accept that in- 
vitation so the promise may be fulfilled. 

In the 1960's church programs were 
designed to manage social change and 
human behavior and they were not very 
successful. The 1970's demand that the 
Church get out of management and into 
Hving and loving as our Lord taught us 
to live and to love. 

We have learned that stained glass 
windows, new organs, and big budgets 
are no substitute for programs that 
teach us how to pray, how to assist 
those in need, how to eliminate fear 
and prejudice, how to love ourselves, 
our fellowman, our God, how to sacri- 
fice for the benefit of the whole, how to 
be honest in a dishonest society, how 
to face death, how to be human, how to 
be a Christian. Men, women and young 
people are crying out for membership 
in a community where the spirit of love 
and brotherhood permeates their rela- 
tionships both personal and material. 
Jesus brought us the love. He gave us 
the way, the truth and the life. The 
Church's program is to announce this 
fact to the whole world and to teach 
people how. 

The spirit of man is yearning for the 
spirit of God. The spirit of man without 
the spirit of God can be ugly, but with 
the spirit of God the spirit of man can 
be beautiful. Scientists, behaviorists, 

February 1974 


business people, politicians, youth are 
saying, ' Don't tell me why I should be- 
lieve, tell me how to believe." They are 
asking us to institute courses on the 
basics of the Christian faith — Bible, 
Theology, Morals, Ethics, Prayer and 
Worship. They are asking us to stop 
giving our young people and their par- 
ents pablum but to give them strong 
meat and drink to challenge their 
minds, souls and pocketbooks. I wish 
that every congregation in this diocese 
would institute courses on Bible Con- 
tent and Interpretation, Doctrine, 
Church History, and Worship on every 
level of their church school and adult 
education programs. 

I wish that some part of every vestry 
meeting could be given to a study of 
the structure and Constitution and 
Canons of the Episcopal Church. 

I am amazed at the increased reli- 
gious illiteracy of Episcopalians but en- 
couraged by their hunger and thirst 
for information. And it all begins with 
the Bible. 

I am appalled at the w/^information 
and the lack of information on the part 
of vestrymen about the Episcopal 
Church. If the responsible leadership of 
a parish is ill informed, there isn't much 
hope for the congregation; but I am en- 
couraged by the interest and the will- 
ingness of vestries to learn. 

In this branch of Christ's holy 
Catholic Church there are resources of 
every kind to make a real change in 
the lives of people and communities, 
but no change will take place until the 
love of God is released and lived and 
the leadership of Christ is recognized. 

The Episcopal Church has unique 
contributions to make to individuals 
and to the community at large, but 
these contributions will never be made 
if we are not aware of the nature, his- 


. . . T'was Good Shepherd's 100th 

tory, teachings, and structure of the 
Episcopal Church. 

Words and rituals and songs accom- 
plish nothing until you put your heart 
and mind and soul into them. Five dol- 
lars given and spent in love is more 
powerful than $5,000 without heart or 
without sacrifice. 

The Eucharist can be celebrated 
morning, noon and night and it will 
only be another service for the service 
record book until priest and people find 
in the broken bread and poured out 
wine the hving presence of Christ. Then 
that bread and wine become life givers 
and life savers and provide the love and 
courage to go forth from the altar into 
the world with joy and peace and 
knowledge for the tasks at hand. 

What I am really saying is that 
church membership is a public joke un- 
less we take it seriously and it makes a 
difference in our lives both public and 
private. God has a covenant with the 
world and when we are initiated into 
the Church we are saying that we are 
accepting and want to fulfill our part 
of that covenant. The institutional 
church promises to teach you how 
through the bible, prayers, sacramental 

worship, and discipline in daily living. 
Not to do these things is not to keep 
our part of the divine covenant, and 
not to be made uncomfortable by not 
doing these things is to laugh at God 
and make church membership a pub- 
lic joke. But God is loving and com- 
passionate. He understands the least 
of us and the worst of us. His arms 
are eternally open and his Son every 
day extends anew His invitation to 
come unto Him and find rest. 

There is a new spirit moving in the 
Church. Jesus has probably never been 
more popular. There are more move- 
ments making special spiritual claims 
than one can keep track of. I am not 
certain what it all means except that it 
is a judgment on dead hturgies, dull 
church life, a lack of biblical teaching 
and raw, secular action rather than 
prayer that leads to Christian action. 
For those who are not given to move- 
ments and cannot make special spiri- 
tual claims, they need to know that it is 
possible to practice the Christian re- 
ligion without becoming a sticky 
pietist crying Holy Spirit here and Holy 
Spirit there or indulging in a lot of re- 
ligious rhetoric. It is possible to have a 
life based solidly on God enhghtened 
by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ 
and strengthened by the Holy Spirit. 
You do not have to be exotic or neu- 
rotic or precious or prissy or unreal to 
follow Jesus Christ. He wasn't that type 
of person. 

You do have to recognize God as su- 
preme. You do have to kneel before 
Him in penitence for your sins. You do 
have to feed on Him in faith and 
thanksgiving, and then you do have to 
walk out from His altar and go among 
all mankind carrying His love with you. 

It is as the Gospel of St. Matthew 
teaches us, "Take my yoke upon you, 
and learn from me . . . and you will 
find rest for your souls." 

Institutions Committee Views Reports 

The Committee on Institutions has 
received and reviewed the reports 
which have been submitted to the Con- 
vention from the following institutions: 
The Episcopal Child Care Services, 
Terraces, Home- for the Ageing, Uni- 
versity of the South, St. Mary's College, 
St. Augustine's College, and Kanuga 
Conferences, Inc. In almost all respects 
the summary reports published in the 
pre-convention issue of The Church- 

man seem accurate reflections of the 
more complete reports we have re- 
ceived and reviewed, and which will be 
published in the Journal. 

In the report from the Episcopal 
Child Care Services the Committee 
notes with interest the offering of in- 
creasingly diverse programs of special- 
ized care and treatment that are indi- 
vidually appropriate for a daily popu- 
lation averaging 90 children and com- 

prising 120 different children during 

1973. We are apprehensive about the 
"substantial deficit" projected for 

1974. We felt that this reference is 
vague and causes us to want to hear 
more about it, and about the specific 
plans the Board has to overcome it. 

The Terraces, our conference re- 
treat facility in Southern Pines which 
serves groups up to 22 persons over- 
night, is completely dependent on the 


The Churehmdn 

Diocesan Grants Supporfecf: 

Committee On Bishop Address 
Urges 'Return To The Bible' 

The Committee on the address of the 
Bishop has noted four specific areas of 
the Bishop's address on which to make 

Following the order of the Bishop's 
address we comment first on the Dio- 
cesan Grant Program. 

We voice enthusiastic approval of 
the Diocesan Grant Program and rec- 
ommend to the Grant Committee that 
continuing information about this pro- 
gram be made available throughout the 

We endorse the Bishop's proposal 
for quotas to mission congregations and 
we recommend that this proposal be 
presented to the appropriate committee 
for recommendation to the Diocesan 
Council. It appears to us to be psycho- 
logically supportive, promising a more 
direct responsible and realistic way of 
making the budget process more fis- 
cally sound. 

The Committee heard with interest 
and concern the Bishop's proposal 
which involves the clergy, Bishop, ves- 
tries and pastoral relationships. The 
Committee agrees that where this prac- 
tice is feasible, practical and deserved it 
is commendable. 

We note that this has been tried in 
several other dioceses and we recom- 
mend that the North Carolina Episco- 
pal Clergy Association study the feasi- 
bility of this proposal and report at the 
next meeting of this Convention. It is 
also recommended that interested ves- 
tries and clergy give this proposal 
further study this year. 

fees of its users and the small subsi- 
dizing item in the Diocesan budget for 
its operation and maintenance. The 
Committee notes with regret the 1973 
decline in use of this conveniently-lo- 
cated and economical facility, but 
heartily endorses the anticipation, ex- 
pressed in the report, that this trend 
shall be reversed this year. 

The Committee notes with enthusi- 
asm that the Bishop Penick Memorial 
Home for the Ageing in Southern Pines 
is now serving 61 persons without an 
operating deficit and has begun Phase I 
of its expansion program without 

The Bishop has strongly expressed 
the feeling that we are in need of re- 
turning to the basic teachings of the 
Church to undergird our own faith with 
a renewed depth and love that will en- 
able us to fulfill our part of the cove- 
nant God has made with His world. 
Church membership means nothing if 
it does not change your hfe. 

We are grateful for the Bishop's 
spiritual and practical leadership. 

Therefore, be it resolved, that every 
parish and mission be asked to take 
seriously the recommendations the 
Bishop has made and to offer our 
people the basis of the Christian faith 
through a study of the "Bible, The- 
ology, Morals, Ethics, Prayer and Wor- 
ship." For years the Church has been 
telling why but weak on how. 

Be it further resolved, that the 
Bishop's address be printed in the next 
issue of The North Carolina 
Churchman, and that a copy of the 
report of the Committee on the 
Bishop's address be sent to the Clergy 
and Senior Wardens in the Diocese of 
North Carolina. 

The Rev. Robert N. Davis 
The Rev. John A. Gray 
E. H. Hardison 
Dr. Frank B. Marsh 
The Rev. John C. Mott 
Philip M. Russell 
The Rev. Bruce H. Shepherd 
Mrs. Sterling Stoudemire, 

undertaking an untimely campaign for 
capital funds. Our hats are off to the 
creative planning and management by 
its Board of Trustees and Executive 
Director that have made this faithful 
performance possible through: 

1. the conversion of single skilled 
nursing unit rooms to semi-private use, 

2. admission policies encouraging 
capital contributions from applicants 
possessing such resources, but not at 
the expense of other applicants, many 
of whom have more limited means 

which are supplemented by the Home 
to meet the $300 monthly fee. 

We would be most encouraged, how- 
ever, when all members of the Dioce- 
san family, regardless of race, are re- 
presented in the Bishop Penick Memo- 
rial Home. 

In the report of the University of the 
South the Committee notes with inter- 
est the candid recommendation of the 
University's Self-study Committee 
which, in addition to calling for a com- 
plete revamping of the committee 
structure of the Trustees, seems to 
clarify what, by the University, is ex- 
pected of an effective Trustee: That he 
pay more attention to the communica- 
tions he receives from the University's 
Board of Regents, and that he be a 
promoter of what he hears. Whether or 
not this Convention is being asked to 
place those we elect to the Board in an 
untenable position of mediating merely 
one-way communications remains to be 
seen, while this Convention, as an 
"owning Diocese" can at least appre- 
ciate the candor of this report. 

In the report of St. Mary's College 
the committee notes with concern that 
its "Decade of Renewal" campaign for 
$7.5 million in capital funds, begun in 
1969, is behind schedule, having pro- 
duced only $2 million so far, and that 
the college is having to operate on an 
extremely tight budget. Last year no 
increases could be made to faculty or 
staff salaries. Furthermore, to cover an 
indebtedness of $2,800,000 only 
$750,000 has been pledged so far, 
thereby confronting its Board with the 
decision of adding the high expense of 
long term debt financing to its already 
tight operating budget. The Committee 
is encouraged to note the good response 
from 22 congregations of this Diocese 
to the urgent financial appeals of St. 
Mary's, which stands in contrast to the 
negligible responses from congrega- 
tions of the other four Carolina Dio- 

The Committee further notes an in- 
accuracy in the report, however, of 
which this Convention should be 
aware. This Diocese does not "own" 
St. Mary's, nor does any diocese. In 
1968 the Diocese of North Carolina 
ceased to be an "owning diocese" of 
St. Mary's College, in any sense except 
for sharing a possible contingent in- 
terest with the other Carolina dioceses, 
should the College property cease to be 
used for a college. Resulting from an 
amendment to its corporate Charter in 

January 1974 


. . . More Than 500 Attended 

1968 (reported in the 1968 Journal of 
the Convention of this Diocese) the 
power to make by-laws and exercise 
all executive authority and control of 
the corporation is vested in St. Mary's 
Board of Trustees. This Board was 
effectively re-constituted at that time 
into a self-perpetuating body, except 
for a minority representation from the 
five formerly "owning Dioceses" and 
Alumnae Association. 

In the report of St. Augustine's Col- 
lege the Committee notes with interest 
Institutions Committee Views Reports 
that 88 per cent of its current 1,488 en- 
rolled students receive some form of 
financial aid, that most of its students 
come from families whose annual in- 
comes do not exceed $6,000, and that 
75 per cent of the enrollment are first 
generation college students. We agree 
that this deliberate policy of recruit- 
ment responds sensitively and cre- 
atively to a largely untapped and un- 
sought potential for good within our 
society. We encourage the increased 
support from the resources of our Dio- 
cesan family to this necessary enter- 
prise, and we applaud the trustees and 
administration of St. Augustine's for 
this approach. We further rejoice in the 
success that the 10-year capital funds 
campaign, began in 1969, is demon- 
strating in moving on schedule toward 
its goal of $30 million. 

The committee notes with pleasure 
that Kanuga has experienced an 8 per 
cent increase in "guest days" of atten- 
dance in 1973 and managed to retain 
its modest rates through 1973, in spite 
of the 25 per cent increase it is ex- 
periencing in food and maintenance 
costs. We further note the momentum 
that continues both in physical and 
creative program development at this 
regionally year-round conference fa- 
cility in Hendersonville. 

Because appeals for needed financial 
support from this Diocese are included 
in several of these reports and implied 
in the rest it seems good to this Com- 
mittee to recall and reaffirm the pattern 
of response to such appeals that the 
Diocese has found to be most appropri- 
ate and practical during the past several 
years. This pattern has been to encour- 
age the congregation and members of 
the Diocese to determine their own re- 
sponses to the appeals that are ad- 
dressed to them, instead of depending 
on a Diocesan response in the form of 
relatively insignificant grants included 
in the Diocesan Program Budget. The 

Committee notes with pleasure that 
certain institutions seem clearly aware 
of this pattern and are explicitly ad- 
dressing their appeals for financial sup- 
port to the congregations and indi- 
vidual members of this Diocese in these 
reports to the Convention. 

We urge an even more positive and 
practical form of encouragement which 
can be initiated from the congregations 
of the Diocese; namely, inviting repre- 
sentatives of these institutions to ap- 
pear before vestries and other decision- 
making groups who share in concerns 
for outreach programs and who have 
power to recommend financial alloca- 
tions of the resources of the congrega- 
tion. Some congregations are making 

Here are the various committees 
which served in connection with the 
158th convention. 
On Address of the Bishop 
Mrs. Sterling Stoudemire, Chairman 
The Rev. Robert N. Davis 
The Rev. John C. Mott 
The Rev. Bruce H. Shepherd 
The Rev. John A. Gray 
E. H. Hardison 
Philip M. Russell 
Dr. Frank B. Marsh 
On Reports of Trustees 
Nicholas Long, Chairman 
Roger Gant, Jr. 

systematic efforts to become better ac- 
quainted with the current needs and 
programs of all the institutions covered 
by this report, with a view to making 
far more informed and enthusiastic 
commitments locally than could be pos- 
sible otherwise. We heartily endorse 
this model of local stewardship to meet 
the urgent needs of these institutions. 

Z. Creighton Brinson 
The Rev. Arthur J. Calloway 
Mrs. Mirilou Jayes 
Dr. Cecil Patterson 
David F. Rice, Jr. 
The Rev. Charles A. Taylor 
The Rev. Clay H. Turner 
The Rev. Huntington Williams, Jr. 

Bennett H. Perry 
On Institutions 

The Rev. Huntington Williams, Chair- 

The Rev. Clay H. Turner 
The Rev. Charles A. Taylor 
The Rev. Arthur J. Calloway 
Dr. Cecil L. Patterson 
Z. Creighton Brinson 
David F. Rice, Jr. 
Mrs. Mirilous Jayes 
On Resolutions 

Jacob H. Froelich, Jr., Chairman 
A. A. Zollicoffer, Jr. 
Robert F. Baker 

Here's A List Of Committees 
Serving At Raleigh Convention 


The Churchman 

Mrs. Gardner Gidley 

The Rev. I. Mayo Little 

The Rev. WilHam P. Price 

The Rev. Martin Caldwell, Jr. 

The Rev. Peter C. Robinson 

On Miscellaneous Reports 

The Rev. Peter J. Lee, Chairman 

Marshall B. Bass 

John D. Elliot 

Jerry Powell 

Thomas L. Smith 

On Elections 

The Rev. Frederick Valentine, Chair- 

The Rev. William P. Barrett 
George Everington 
O. G. McLaughlin 
Fred C. Howard 
On Memorials and Petitions 
The Rev. John T. Broome 
On Resolution of Courtesy 
Mrs. W. A. Reynolds 
On Constitution and Canons 
The Rev. Carl F. Herman, Chairman 
The Rev. R. Martin Caldwell, Jr. 
The Rev. Peter C. Robinson 
A. L. Purrington, Jr. 
Henry W. Lewis 
On the State of the Church 
The Rev. William S. Wells, Chairman 
The Rev. S. F. James Abbott 
The Rev. Keith J. Reeve 
Sidney C. Fortune 
Mrs. Pearl Carter 
On Dispatch of Business 
The Rev. John R. Campbell, Chairman 
The Rev. Carlton O. Morales 
The Hon. James G. Exum 
Chairman of Host Parish, 1975 Con- 
The Bishop 
The Suffragan Bishop 
The Secretary 

On the Church Pension Fund 

John B. London, Chairman 
The Hon. George F. Bason 
H. G. Nicholson 
On New Parishes 

The Rev. Merrill C. Miller, Chairman 

The Rev. James "W. Scouten 

Mrs. J. H. Cheatham 

John T. Kendrick 

Jack N. Jolly 

On Credentials 

The Rev. Carlton O. Morales, Chair- 

The John L. Kelly 

M. Eugene Motsinger, Jr. 

Dr. G. V. Byrum 

T. M. Evins, Jr. 

Chancellor, Alfred L. Purrington, Jr. 
(to fill unexpired term ending in 

. . . He Helped With Finances 

Historiographer, Dr. Lawrence F. Lon- 
don (three-year term expires 1975) 

Commission on Ministry 

The Rev. Peter James Lee, Chairman 

The Rev. Robert N. Davis 

The Rev. James Prevatt 

The Rev. Roderick Reinecke 

The Rev. Harrison Simons 

The Rev. Harmon L. Smith 

The Rev. Charles Taylor 

The Rev. Jacob A. Viverette 

The Rev. Robert Ladehoff 

The Rev. Peter Robinson 

The Rev. L. Bartine Sherman 

Dr. Richard L. Watson 

Dr. Cecil Patterson 

Miss Anne Queen 

Dr. Marion Smallegan 

. . . Budget Presenter 

Trustees of the Francis J. Murdoch 
Memorial Society 

(until 1975) 
The Rev. Huntington Williams, Chair- 

The Rev. Bruce Shepherd 
W. J. Long, Jr. 

(until 1976) 
The Rev. Frederick Valentine 
The Rev. Clay Turner 
Louis M. Connor, Jr. 
Board of Directors of The Terraces 

(until 1975) 
The Rev. Bruce Shepherd 
William O. Bryant 
Mrs. Jack M. Taylor, Jr. 

(until 1976) 
The Rev. John C. Stone 
Karl D. Stuart 
R. Barry Beard 

(until 1977) 
The Rev. R. Martin Caldwell, Jr. 
Mrs. E. Nolley Jackson 
Mrs. David F. Rice, Jr. 
Directors of The North Carolina Epis- 
copal Church Foundation, Inc. 

(until 1975) 
The Hon. George F. Bason 
Ben S. Willis 

Lawrence A. Tomlinson, Jr. 
George Watts Carr, Jr. 

(until 1976) 
Thomas Ruffin, Jr. 
Frank Abbott, Jr. 
Henry Groves Connor 
Dr. Sarah Lemmon 

(until 1977) 
Linn G. Garibaldi 
Charles M. Shaffer 
C. Daniel Shelburne 
A. L. Purrington, Jr. 
On Liturgy and Worship 
The Rev. Robert L. Ladehoff, Chair- 

Mrs. William J. Britton 

Miss Nettie Bunn 

The Rev. Philip R. Byrum 

The Rev. John T. Broome 

The Rev. Uly Gooch 

The Rev. William H. Hethcock 

The Rev. Merrill C. Miller 

The Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore, Jr. 

Mrs. John E. Mueller 

Wylie S. Quinn 

Charles Rakow 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve 

Mrs. John L. Wooten 

On Racial and Urban Affairs 

Frank Abbott, Jr., Chairman 

Richard Banks 

William Bradshaw 

Leonard Cooper 

Mrs. Elizabeth Koontz 

Cheston Mottershead 

Februory 1974 15 

College Chaplains Visible Witnesses: 

Missions Moving Toward Self Support 

(Editor's Note: Here is the con- 
vention report of the Rt. Rev. 
W. Moultrie Moore, Jr., Suffragan 
Bishop of the Diocese.) 


I am grateful for the opportunity to 
report to the members of this Conven- 
tion concerning Missions, College 
Work, and Specialized Ministries. 

First, a few words about our mis- 
sions. One of my chief objectives since 
becoming your Suffragan Bishop has 
been to break the dependency syn- 
drome. We do our missions and our 
Diocese a disservice when we do for 
them what they might better do for 
themselves. Each year we have en- 
couraged our missions to assume more 
and more self-support. This strengthens 
the missions and' gives them a greater 
sense of dignity and freedom. Further- 
more, it relieves the parishes of greater 
financial burden and frees up our re- 
sources to engage in other areas of mis- 

I want this Convention to know that 
our missions have moved significantly 
in achieving this objective this year. St. 
Mark's Church, Raleigh, became a 
fully self-supporting mission on Janu- 
ary 1, 1974. I dedicated their new 
church on August 26, 1973. They now 
have a budget and a program of out- 
reach larger than many of our parishes. 

Not all of our missions have the 
capacity to be a St. Mark's, but most 
of them can now hold their heads high 
and say, "We are a live, fully partici- 
pating, and growing member of this 
Diocesan family. We are indeed some- 
body, for whom this Diocese can be 

St. Paul's Church, Cary, is receiving 
less than $900 in aid from the Diocese 
for 1974. I dedicated their Parish 
House on June 6, 1973. This is a grow- 
ing congregation. 

St. Stephen's Church, Winston-Sa- 
lem, now has a full-time Supply Priest, 
a Day Care Center, and a growing and 
enthusiastic congregation. 

For the first time in two years, the 
Church of the Epiphany, Rocky 
Mount, has a Priest-in-charge. Its 
members are taking an active part in 

the life of the Diocese, and the mission 
is taking on new life as it begins 1974 
with an assurance and confidence in the 
future it has not had in some time. 

St. David's Church, Laurinburg, has 
its first full-time Priest-in-charge. Their 
budget has doubled. A new rectory has 
been purchased. The congregation has 
been increased by seventeen (17) new 
communicants and twenty-eight (28) 
baptized members, and the Diocese is 
discovering they are a congregation 
with a mission and a purpose to elevate 
the visibility of our Lord Jesus Christ in 
that growing community. 

On Easter Day, the Reverend Harry 
Jackson will retire as Priest-in-charge 
of St. Mark's, Roxboro; Christ Church, 
Milton; and St. Luke's Yanceyville. In 
gratitude for his service in this field and 
for his Chaplaincy at Central Prison for 
many years, I ask this Convention to 
rise in respect and tribute to this man 
who has served as a Priest since June 
7, 1931. 

Now, I would like all our Mission 
Priests to stand so that this Convention 
may know who they are. 

I take pride in the fact that this Dio- 
cese has had five full-time college chap- 
lains until last August when we said 
good-bye to the Reverend Lex Mat- 
thews who served as chaplain at the 
University of North Carohna at Chapel 
Hill. Lex resigned to become chaplain- 
at-large to the St. Petersburg, Florida, 
area. During his chaplaincy at the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina, he was in- 
strumental in helping to start Genesis 
House, a treatment center for those 
who have problems with drugs. This 
program has received national recogni- 
tion and is now considered to be the 
finest such center in the Southeast. If 
one young person is rehabilitated and 
becomes a functioning member of so- 
ciety again as a result of this program 
at Genesis House, then it has been 
worth every penny the Diocese of 
North Carolina has put into its college 
work program. Our Lord says, "Inas- 
much as you have done it to one of 
these, you have done it unto me." 

It has been difficult to find a succes- 
sor to Lex, and* we have not yet 
filled this vacancy. A local Committee 
and your Bishops have worked hard to 

find the right man for this important 
position. It is essential that we have the 
best possible man, and we will settle 
for nothing less. 

Besides drug counseling, our chap- 
lains are in daily contact with our 
young people on their respective cam- 
puses. Their ministry ranges all the way 
from teaching, counseling in crisis 
situations, community involvement, 
and leading worship services. In each 
place, the chaplain is a visible witness 
to the presence of our Lord in the midst 
of our young people. We believe that 
this is the way it should be, and the 
way you want it to be; and we thank 
you for your continued support that 
makes it so. 

You will note from the 1974 budget 
that Christ the King Center is now a 
separate item under the heading of 
Specialized Ministries. The Diocese will 
contribute $20,791 in 1974 to this 
operation, which is the outreach of our 
Lord to touch the lives of hundreds 
of people in a depressed area of Char- 
lotte that has been abandoned by many 
churches. Christ the King Center stands 
in the midst of East Charlotte as living 
testimony that the Episcopal Church 
will not abandon the inter-city, but we 
are determined to stay there to minister 
to all people the love of our Lord Jesus 
Christ. . 

Last September, the Reverend Peter 
Keese succeeded the Reverend Will 
Spong as Hospital Chaplain at the 
Duke University Medical Center. Peter 
is our man on the job there. This is a 
ministry to all Episcopalians who enter 
that facility. In addition, he serves as a 
Chaplain Supervisor and a member of 
the teaching and healing team of 
the Medical Center. We rejoice to have 
him in the Diocese where he will serve 
as a pastoral resource for clergy and 
laity. Peter, please stand and let us take 
a good look at you. We are glad to have 
you aboard. 

In closing, let me say how grateful I 
am to God and you, brethren, clergy 
and laity; and to Bishop Eraser for the 
joy of serving as your Suffragan Bish- 
op. This is a great Diocese to be in, 
and I thank God for the privilege of 
serving here for thirty-two (32) years. 

God bless you all. 


Grant To St. Mark's 
Teaches Raleigh Clergy 
About Drug Abuse 

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Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 

Editor and Chairman, 
Division of Information 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London, Mrs. 
Margaret Darst Smith and Miss 
Terri Love 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 64 

March, 1974 

No. 3 

The North Carolina Churchman is 
published monthly except July and 
August by the Department of Promo- 
tion and Communications of the Epis- 
copal Diocese of North Carohna. Non- 
diocesan subscriptions, $2.00. 

Second class postage paid at Raleigh; 

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the month preceding publication date. 

Change of Address: The Post Office 
will not forward copies; please give at 
least one month's notice. Send old ad- 
dress clipped from back copy with new 
address. Parishes are asked to send 
names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspond- 
ence to P. O. Box 17025, Raleigh, 
N. C, 27609. 

Bishops Letter: 

Prayer Book Revision 


One of the livest issues before the Church today is the matter of Prayer 
Book Revision. It is extremely important that the members of our Diocese be 
well informed of what is happening and why. 

In my letter to you this month, I would like to share with you some questions 
and answers on this subject published by Associated Parishes. This is a loosely 
knit linkage of clergy and lay people, designed to share ideas and information 
for a continuously innovative and self-renewing Church. 


Not in the Episcopal Church. In our Church, such matters are decided upon 
by General Convention which includes bishops and clerical and lay deputies 
from every diocese. In addition, the idea of trial use has made it possible for 
any Parish to add its weight to the decision. 


Parishes of our Church have been prayerfully studying and carefully using 
the trial services for six years, in order to understand the changes proposed. 
If your parish has not done so, you have missed a great opportunity. 


By study to inform yourself, by prayer to open yourself to God's will, and 
by the certain knowledge that the Holy Spirit is present in your parish at worship. 


The Apostles' Creed was composed in Latin many centuries ago and the Ni- 
cene Creed was composed in Greek. New translations of these creeds have been 
made from time to time. Also, new information about the original text has come 

(Continued on page 5) 

Our Readers Write 

Editor, The Churchman: 

Your December, 1973, article by Phyllis Johnson regarding the program for 
hearing impaired children in Durham was appreciated. Please know that one 
error was noted. It is the Durham city and county school systems and the North 
Carolina State Department of Public Instruction who provide salaries for three 
teachers, not the North Carolina State Department of Human Resources. 

The program is excellent. The Department of Public Instruction is happy to 
be able to work with the teachers, parents and Board in supporting quality edu- 
cation for children possessing impaired hearing. 

David Mills, Coordinator 
Department of Public Instruction 

rector, Office of Recreation Resources, 
Department of Natural and Economic 
Resources, Mr. James S. Stevens, Jr. 
He thought it would be a good idea if 
we could run this article and picture in 
The North Carolina Recreation and 
Park Review, to let all recreators know 
about this wonderful project by St. 
Andrew's Episcopal Church. 
Thank you for giving us permission 
(Continued on page 4) 

Editor, The Churchman: 

In reading the December issue of 
The North Carolina Churchman, I 
saw the article entitled, "St. Andrews, 
Greensboro, Project." As a recreator 
and an Episcopalian, I found this a 
great project for^the church, the com- 
munity and recreation. 

I carried my copy of The Church- 
man to work and showed it to the Di- 


The Churchman 

Diocesan Program Tells Ministers How: 

Grant Funds Drug Abuse Counseling 

St. Mark's, Raleigh 

RALEIGH — A young man, who 
once considered seminary, has begun a 
clergy contact program here to help 
ministers deal with the drug abuse 
problem among young people. He has 
found that ministers actually need help 
in counseling the parents of these 
young people. 

In October, 1972, Lee Adams began 
his alternate service as a conscientious 
objector by working full time at The 
House, the crisis intervention center 
for Drug Action of Wake County. His 
work was made possible through a $3,- 
000 grant from the Diocese to St. 
Mark's, Raleigh. 

The goals of St. Mark's when they 
applied for the grant were to give con- 
gregations of all denominations in the 
Raleigh area a chance to develop and 
assist programs aimed at meeting the 
needs of young drug abusers; to coun- 
sel young drug abusers, through Lee, 
offering them an alternative to their 
addiction > and to involve more citi- 
zens in a response to the drug problem 
through a direct educational and en- 
gagement program. 

At first Lee counseled with young 
people, both in person and on the 
phone. Because of the relatively recent 
development of drug cultures outside 
the ghettos Lee soon found that most 
ministers have not had much training 
in the problem of drug abuse. He 
started to meet ministers on a one-to- 
one basis to discuss the drug scene and 
to offer his services as a resource per- 

Lee discovered that young people 
very seldom seek the help of a clergy- 
man when they have a drug problem. 
However, their parents do. Lee quickly 
altered his presentation to include in- 
formation parents should know — par- 
ticularly on how to use available local 
resources. The majority of the clergy- 
men felt their contact with Lee helped 
them counsel parents and stay in touch 
with the everyday problems that per- 
sons involved in drug abuse have to 

Lee feels that anyone who wants to 
start a similar clergy contact program 

should realize that ministers know very 
little about the drug problem and they 
should base their presentation on that. 
Remember also, he says, that the young 
person rarely comes to a minister about 
a drug problem; but the parents do. 

Although so far Lee considers his 
clergy contact program the most sig- 
nificant thing he has done, he also has 
talked to church groups when time per- 
mitted. Too, he has helped open a 
Christian "coffee house" in Wake For- 
est and participated in the Community 
Education Series here in the spring 
and fall of 1973. 

The Community Education series, 
sponsored by Drug Action and the 
Presbyterian Urban Council, is a work- 
shop aimed at awareness of the rea- 
sons behind the use and/or abuse of 

drugs. Usually the workshops consist of 
about 15 small discussion groups with 
about 12 participants in each group. 
They meet for two hours once a week 
for eight weeks. Lee has been funded 
by the Federal government for a second 
year at Drug Action to do this kind 
of community education. 

Before sponsoring Lee, members of 
the congregation at St. Mark's were 
already committed to work in the area 
of drug abuse. Becky Brownlee is the 
director of The House. The Rev. Keith 
Reeve, vicar, and Larry Wynns have 
served on the board of Drug Action. 
Tom Guion, Carol Coonley, Dick 
Brook and Don Webster had been 
trained as group leaders for commun- 
ity education groups in the field of drug 
abuse information. 

PB Got His Gifts Anyhow 

RALEIGH — Presiding Bishop John E. Hines was to have been the speaker 
at a convention dinner here last month on the occasion of the 100th anniversary 
observance for the Church of the Good Shepherd. He had to cancel out because 
of illness. 

Bishop Fraser quoted from the address Hines had prepared for the dinner. 
Also, he announced that he would have to ship a number of gifts for the ailing 
Presiding Bishop. The gifts included several books on Tar Heel history . . . and 
a North Carolina State Flag. 

In sending the gifts to Bishop Hines, Bishop Fraser suggested that the flag be 
flown from the Hines' retirement home at Higjilands each time North Carolina 
beat South Carolina (Hines' native state) in an athletic event. Bishop Hines 
responded in a letter to Bishop Fraser as follows: 

"You are a forgiving person! I think this is the first major engagement that 
I have had to fall out on during my time as P.B. and I wish it had been almost 
any other diocese and any other bishop," Bishop Hines wrote. 

"I am now back in harness although I had to cancel out of consecrating 
Matthew Bigliardi because I wasn't up to that long a trip. Your telegram did 
worlds of good for me and your letter had just arrived with the generous one 
hundred dollar contribution to the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief. 
I'll be sitting on the curb waiting for United Parcels and, believe it or not, we 
do have a flagpole in front of our Highlands house. From it has flown the flag 
of the Republic of Texas, the flag of -the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. 
and I will happily add to it the flag of North Carolina. But I must raise a caveat: 
If you only wish me to fly it every time North Carolina beats South Carolina at 
anything, alas it may languish on the shelf. Blood is thicker than even mountain 
water! But when you come to visit us, which I hope will be often, bringing Marjo- 
rie along, we'll fly your flag right at the top," the letter to Bishop Fraser con- 

March 1974 


Readers Write 

(Continued from page 2) 

to publish this article in The Recreation 
and Park Review and also for a print 
of the picture. 

Howard B. Pollen 
Recreation Consultant 
N. C. Department of Natural 
and Economic Resources 

Editor, The Churchman: 

The Board of Directors of the 
Episcopal Laymen's Association has 
been concerned that little on-going or 
active relationship exists between it and 
the parish level laymen. Accordingly, 
the Board has created a new division 
called, "Parish Level Coordination," 

Basically, our Board has the function 
of serving and representing all Episco- 
pal laymen and to operate for them 
and not independent of them. Between 
the Board of Directors and the laymen, 
there should be suggestions, advice, 
consulting, programs, etc., on a mutual 

Thus, on a Board basiSj the basic 
function of the PLC is that of respon- 
siveness to the needs of the various 
parish level laymen's groups. This 
means to be supportive and encourag- 
ing to what ever activity they wish to 
pursue and without any suggestion of 
value judgements. 

Therefore, if we assume these basic 
concepts are valid, then the steps for 
reduction to practice might be as fol- 

L Fact gathering — 

(a) . What parish men's group exist 
and who are the key contacts. 

(b) . What kind of activities exist in 

2. Develop a system of communica- 
tions between the PLC and the key 
contacts. Its important that this be a 
two-way system. 

3. Set up conferences in strategic 
geographical areas with key men from 
various men's groups for cross pollina- 
tion of ideas, discussions of Parish 
problems and their solutions, recom- 
mendations for Board action, etc. 

4. Use key men from several success- 
ful men's groups to meet with parishes 
where no men's group exist and where 
they are undecided about the matter. 
Our position should be to encourage 
such organizations but not to push or 
force them. 

5. Circulate our Board minutes to 
each head or key man of those organi- 
zations which exist and encourage their 
comments and suggestions. 

6. Set up a system of reporting the 
significant activities of the PLC to the 
North Carolina Churchman. 

Board Member Jim Turner, Box 
1739, Greensboro, N. C. 27408, has 
been asked to initiate action on the 
PLC. Jim will welcome comments, sug- 
gestions, and indications of support 
from any laymen or men's group or- 
ganizations throughout the Diocese. 
Henry S. Craumer, President 
Episcopal Laymen's Association 

Editor, The Churchman 

I would like to thank Episcopalians 
as well as non-Episcopalians through- 
out the Diocese for the overwhelming 
and positive responses the Division of 
Racial and Urban Affairs has received 
concerning the scheduled workshops 
for 1974. 

"The Black Episcopalian: Who Is 
He?" and "The Church and the Crimi- 
nal Justice System" are the two most 
popular workshops. I would just like to 
quote in part from a letter received 
from a young man who is presently in 

"I am an Episcopalian and a 
temporary prisoner of the State. I 
noted in today's Greensboro Daily 

St. Aug. Grants 

RALEIGH — Dr. Prezell R. 
Robinson, president of Saint Au- 
gustine's College, has announced 
that another $106,700 has been 
received by the college for endow- 
ment and operating purposes. 

The Chichester du Pont Foun- 
dation of Wilmington, Delaware, 
awarded Saint Augustine's a grant 
of $50,000. The college also re- 
ceived another $50,000 gift from 
a trustee. Other trustee gifts to- 
taled $6,700. President Robinson 
said the grants will be used to as- 
sist toward matching a million- 
dollar faculty endowment chal- 
lenge commitment from a major 

All of the trustees of the college 
have pledged funds to support the 
institution's ^development program 
to raise $30 million for endow- 
ment and capital purposes. 

News that a conference is sched- 
uled which is entitled "The 
Church and the Criminal Justice 
System." I have been to law 
school, a part of the Church, and 
a prisoner. As such the idea of the 
meeting appeals to me. I would 
like to attend. 

"May someone there contact 
the Prison Department and at- 
tempt to gain permission for me? I 
will do the same on my end. 
Based on my insider's knowledge, 
I believe we will fail abysmally. 
However ... in my absence my 
meagre comments may be read 
and shared. 

"The worst which can be said 
about our penal system is inade- 
quate to reasonably describe the 
waste to human lives from . . . 
the lack of any rehabilitative pro- 

During the last two months, the Di- 
vision has received increased support 
from many parishes and missions, and 
for this I am grateful. I feel that this 
is going to be a very productive year 
for the Division of Racial and Urban 

I am also grateful for the privilege 
of participating in the recent pre-con- 
vention convocational briefings, i hope 
that because of that privilege there wUl 
be a better understanding of the Divi- 
sion's program's thrust and objectives. 
William H. Brock, Director 
Urban and Racial Affairs 

Editor, The Churchman: 

I don't understand how any Episco- 
palian can say that they do not know 
what the Division of Racial and Ur- 
ban Affairs program is doing if they 
read The Churchman. I am a lay- 
man, and on several occasions I have 
seen write ups on the Division's pro- 
grams. I feel that if clergymen would 
take the information seriously they 
have either received directly from BiU 
Brock's office or read in The 
Churchman, and share it with their 
church committees or congregations, 
it will serve as a multiplier effect and 
aid the Division immensely. 

I am proud to say that Trinity Epis- 
copal Church here in Statesville, of 
which I am a member did just that. 
Parishes and missions were encouraged 
by the Division to establish a Christian 
Response Committee to aid us in our 


The Churchman 

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TV Series 

Bishops Letter 

(Continued from page 2) 

to light. General Convention authorizes the translations used in the Episcopal 


This commission was founded by General Convention in 1928 in order to 
provide for continuing study and preparation for the next version of the Prayer 


No one working on the 1928 revision expected it to last forever. 


Earlier changes were far from slight. Armed revolution greeted the Prayer 
Book of 1549. The Scottish Prayer Book of 1637 led to Civil War. The 1928 
Book drastically rearranged the Communion Service and made significant sacra- 
mental changes (anointing of the sick) and doctrinal changes (intercession for 
the souls of the dead). 


The present proposals are intended mainly to emphasize the hearing of the 
Word of God, and the sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist. We all 
hope that these are "relevant" in every age. 


First, because the single unifying service has been performed in such different 
ways in different parishes as to be almost unrecognizable as the same service. 
So having alternate services is a recognition of a diversity that already exists. 
Second, this diversity in worship is caused by the differences in the people and 
parishes themselves. This was not the case even 60 or 70 years ago, when there 
was a grefater homogeneity, uniformity of life-style and world-view throughout 
our church. 


Both the Prayer Book and the Green Book provide for daily Morning Prayer, 
but both expect the Holy Communion to be the main service on Sunday. 


It certainly would. 

Although it may be painful to some of us to involve ourselves in worship 
experiences that are new and unfamiliar to us, I find that when congregations 
are willing to do this, worship takes on new meaning. 

The chief purpose of worship is to provide us an opportunity to encounter 
the Living God. If the new services can help to bring this about, they will have 
served the Church well. 

Faithfully yours, 

W. Moultrie Moore, Jr. 

Christian responsibility to be better 
Christians by becoming more effective 
in our outreach ministry. 

We with the help of our clergyman, 
The Rev. Clay Turner organized an 
Outreach Committee, which is by the 
way, now called the Christian Re- 
sponse Committee. We met with Bill 
Brock on several occasions and he has 

given us some extremely helpful ad- 

Bill has designed a workshop plan 
that we feel will give us the right type 
of attitudes and skills we need to get 
into the community and do some viable 
things. The workshop was held for 
February 22-23. 

At our last meeting the Christian Re- 

CARY— "More Than You Are" is 
the tide and theme of a television series 
to be shown on the educational stations 
of North Carolina in March and April. 

Episcopal churches of the State are 
being encouraged to form home groups 
for viewing and discussing the films 
which present Bruce Larson and his 
guests on Tuesday nights at 7:30 on 
WUNC-TV, March 19 and 27, April 
2 and 9. 

Larson's guests will include Keith 
Miller, author and Louise Mohr, home- 
maker and lay witness. Each of the four 
programs affirm that "you can be more 
than you are through Christ Jesus." 

No advertising or financial appeals 
will be made in connection with these 
programs, according to the greater 
Raleigh Christian Council which is 
headquartered here and is sponsoring 
these series. 

sponse Committee agreed to ask the 
city officials of Statesville to consider 
using the Christian Response Commit- 
tee as an instrument to bring Bill 
Brock, and the Division of Racial and 
Urban Affairs to Statesville to conduct 
an on-going training program for the 
City's Human Relations Committee as 
well as the City Council and other gov- 
ernmental officals. We feel the training 
that the Division is offering is rather 

In addition Bill Brock was invited to 
speak to our Adult Sunday School 
Class on "The Role and Responsibility 
of the Church." The meeting was a 
success and enjoyed by all. 

It would be interesting to find out 
how many clergymen in the Diocese 
who are in charge of congregations 
have made an effort to get Bill Brock 
to come in and discuss the Diocesan 
program, and relate to the members of 
of the Congregation ways and means 
they can be helpful. Trinity Episcopal 
Church is 99 percent white, and we did 
it, and the ceiling is still intact. 

As chairman of our Christian Re- 
sponse Committee I challenge Parishes 
and Missions to get involved by being 
positive in their response. 

— ^William C. Bradshaw 

March 1974 


Philippines Missionary From St. Stephen's: 

Oxford Gives Scholarship To Manila 

Scenes of Parish Picnic Marking 150th Birthday 

Saint Stephen's Oxford 

OXFORI> — As a special thanksgiv- 
ing gift to mark its sesquicentennial 
year, St. Stephen's sent an offering of 
$300 to the Diocese of the Northern 
Philippines for use as a scholarship for 

nurses training to St. Luke's Hospital, 

The vestry felt that this was an 
especially appropriate mission project, 
as St. Luke's nursing school was 
founded in 1904 by Miss Ellen Hicks, a 
missionary from St. Stephen's. 

Interest was further stimulated by 
the visit of the Rt. Rev. Eduardo 

Lingid, Episcopal bishop of the North- 
ern Philippines, to the Oxford parish 
last October as part of its 150th anni- 
versary year celebration. 

St. Stephen's was founded in 1823. 
According to records of the Diocese, 
it is the sixth oldest active parish in the 
Diocese. The Rev. Harrison T. Simons 
is rector. 

The Tar Heel DioSCENE 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Lame Duck — Convention coverage 
in the January Churchman neglected 
to include the telegram composed and 
sent by Bishop Moore to Bishop Hines 
when the P. B. was unable to attend. 
It follows: "The Diocese of North 
Carolina in convention assembled 
voted to express to you all regret that 
you are not able to be with us. We 
assure you of our prayers for a speedy 
recovery and we hope that your illness 
is not because you are becoming a lame 
duck. Warmest regard from all of us." 

New Chaplain — The Rev. Dr. 
M. Edgar Hollowell, Jr., is the new 
chaplain of the U. S. Military Academy 
at West Point, N. Y. Dr. Hollowell, 
who was ordained to the priesthood in 
1966 and went to West Point from Fort 
Lee, Va., where he also served as post 
chaplain. He has recently received the 
Doctor of Ministry Degree from Union 
Theological Seminary and has also 
been selected for a regular commission 

in the Army. He is married to the for- 
mer PhyHis Hale and is the father of 
two children, Edgar and Melissa. His 
parents live in Raleigh. 

Nafhied Dean — The Rev. Edwin G. 
Wappler, Ph.D., has been named dean 
of Bloy Episcopal School of Theology 
at Claremont, California. Dr. Wappler, 
who was ordained to the priesthood in 
1959, served as rector of St. Paul's, 
Louisburg. He was also priest-in- 
charge of St. John Baptist, Wake For- 
est, St. Matthias, Louisburg; and St. 
James', Kittrell while he was complet- 
ing his graduate work at Duke. He was 
also in charge of services at Chapel of 
the Cross in Chapel Hill while that 
church was without a rector in 1970. 

Leaving — The Diocese has recently 
lost a number of its clergymen of long 
standing. The latest to leave and the 
one with the longest term of service in 
the Diocese, is the Rev. Peter C. Rob- 
inson. He left the first of March to go 
to Goldsboro as rector of St. Stephen's. 

Mr. Robinson has served as rector of 
St. Francis', Greensboro, since its be- 
ginning in 1956. Prior to that he served 
at St. Thomas, Sanford, as curate at 
Holy Trinity, Greensboro, and one year 
as business manager of Vade Mecum. 
He was ordained to the priesthood in 
1952. At the time of his leaving he was 
serving as dean of the Northwest Con- 
vocation, on the Commission on the 
Ministry, was deputy to the General 
Convention and was a member of the 
committee on Constitution and Canons. 
The Rev. Phillip Craig has also recently 
left Greensboro where he served as rec- 
tor of All Saints'. He is moving to St. 
Matthews Church at Pampas, Texas. 
Mr. Craig was at All Saints from 1965 
until he left in January. He had also 
served at St. Christophers' in Gamer, 
and at Trinity in Fuquay. He served 
as assistant secretary of the Diocesan 
Convention for a number of years. The 
Rev. John V. Tucker has gone from 
Raleigh to St. Thomas' Church, near 
Miami, Fla. Mr. Tucker served as assis- 
tant to the rector of Church of the 


The Churchmon 

Good Shepherd, Raleigh, for the past 
seven years. The Rev. Louis Melcher 
is rector of Good Shepherd. Prior to 
that Mr. Tucker served as rector of 
Church of the Messiah, Rockingham 
from 1962 to 1966. St. Thomas' is the 
largest church in the Diocese of South 
Florida. The Rev. Charles E. Canady, 
Jr., S. T. D., has also left for Florida. 
He goes to Tampa, where he will serve 
as rector of St. Andrew's. Mr. Canady 
has served as rector of Church of the 
Good Shepherd at Asheboro, for the 
past four years. 

At Conference — Among those at- 
tending "Trinity Institute," a February 
conference on the Holy Spirit in New 
York were the R^v. B. Daniel Sapp, 
rector of Christ Church, Raleigh, and 
the Rev. John O. Steed, associate rec- 
tor, St. Timothy's, Wilson. Sponsored 

by New York city's Trinity Church, 
the institute featured such leaders as 
Michael Ramsey, the archbishop of 
Canterbury; Leon-Joseph Cardinal 
Suenans, primate of Belgium; and 
Roger Schutz, prior of Taize Com- 
munity in France. The Rev. John M. 
Allin, presiding bishop-elect, was one 
of the preachers. 

and as rector of Good Shepherd, Ashe- 

To Maryland — The Rev A Moody 
Burt, a Greensboro native who served 
in this diocese for a number of years, 
has gone to St Andrew's Church, Col- 
lege Park, Md. as rector. For the past 
four years he has served as associate 
rector at St. George's, Arlington, Va. 
Mr. Burt served in North Carolina 
as vicar of Christ Church, Walnut Cove 
and The Messiah, Mayodan; as assis- 
tant Rector, Christ Church, Raleigh; 

Assisting — The Rev. Lloyd Clarke, 
associate rector of Chapel of the Cross, 
Chapel Hill, is serving on Sundays at 
St. John's, Henderson, while they are 
without a minister. The Rev. John N. 
Wall, Jr., Ph.D., and a deacon in the 
Episcopal Church, is assisting at 
Church of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh, 
while they are without an assistant. Mr. 
Wall is an assistant professor in the 
English Department at N. C. State Col- 

In Washington — The Rev. Frank 
Dunn, curate at St. Martin's, Charlotte, 
attended a session of the continuing 
education program for clergy at the 
College of Preachers in Washington in 

*ECSP' GRANT CHECK PRESENTED— Mrs. Harold Williamson and the Rev. John McDowell, former curate of Em- 
manuel Church in Southern Pines, are shown presenting a check for $2,500 from the Churchwomen to members of the 
Board of Deacons of the First Missionary Baptist Church for the work of that congregation's new Day Care Center. The 
gift was part of a program for 1973 which the parish's Rector, the Rev. Martin Caldwell, had called ECSP (Emmanuel 
Church Special Program) and which included contributions of $1,000 to Choice, Inc., the Moore County drug authority, 
$500 to Nicaragua, and $500 from the Churchwomen to Tree Top House in Chapel Hill. 

Two With Tar Heel Connections: 

Staff Changes Are Announced For 815 

NEW YORK (DPS) — Four Ex- 
ecutive Council staff appointments, ef- 
fective January 1, 1974, have been an- 
nounced by the Rt. Rev. John E. 
Hines, presiding bishop of the Epis- 
copal Church. 

The positions are in the new staff 
section. Mission Service and Strategy, 
which will coordinate the Church's pro- 
gram and grant concerns for racial and 
ethnic minorities. 

The appointments include: the Rev. 

- Winston W. Ching, interim head for six 
months of the new work with Asian 
Episcopalians; Ms. Fayetta C. Mc- 
Knight, executive officer for Indian af- 
fairs and the National Committee on 
Indian Work (NCIW); Howard Quan- 

March 1974 


Looking Back In Dioscesan H 

LAYMEN'S CONFERENCE AT VADE MECUM— This photograph was made nearly a quarter of a century ago in 
front of the Chapel of Thanks at Yade Mecum, the conference center once operated by the Diocese near Winston-Salem. 
The late Bishop Edwin A. Penick is shown in the center. At left is the Rev. Richard Wilmer, then dean of the Theologi- 
cal Seminary at Sewanee. The occasion is said to have been the 1949 layman's conference at Yade Mecum which was led 

der, one of the two staff persons for 
the Committee for Community Action 
and Human Development (CAHD); 
and the Rev. Franklin D. Turner, co- 
ordinator of the new work among 
Black Episcopalians. 

The Rev. Mr. Ching, 30, vicar of St. 
John the Evangelist Church in San 
Francisco since 1970, is a native of 
Honolulu. He received his B.A. de- 
gree from the University of Hawaii in 
1965, his B.D. degree from the Church 
Divinity School of the Pacific in Berke- 
ley, Calif., in 1968, and his S.T.M. de- 
gree from Pacific School of Religion 
in 1972. 

Ordained to the priesthood in De- 
cember, 1968, he has done chaplaincy 
work at Alameda County Juvenile 
Hall, San Leandro, Calif., and Herrick 
Memorial Hospital, Berkeley. 

Ms. McKnight, 27, who lives in 
Norman, Okla., has studied at Chil- 
occo Indian School, Northeastern 
State College in Tahlequah, Okla., and 
received her B.S. degree in education 
from Oklahoma University, Norman, 
in 1972. 

Currently Ms. McKnight is executive 
director of the Native American Cen- 

ter, Oklahoma City. In this position she 
has developed programs in health, In- 
dian education, counseling, cultural 
studies, social services, and recreation 
for urban Indians. 

Her past experience includes consul- 
tant to the Oklahoma City board of 
education, counselor at the University 
of Oklahoma, teacher, secretary to the 
director of Child Development Pro- 
grams and Head Start Regional Train- 
ing officer, research library assistant, 
insurance clerk, and editor of an alum- 
ni newsletter. 

She has a six-year-old child. 

Quander, 41, a native of Harlem in 
New York City, at present is assistant 
to the director for program and ad- 
ministration in the Episcopal Church's 
General Convention Special Program 
(GCSP). The present GCSP wiU be 
phased out on December 31, to be re- 
placed by the agency. Community 
Action and Human Development 
(CAHD), which will handle grant ap- 
plications from community oriented 
projects in the Black community. The 
second staff appointment for CAHD 
will be announced later. 

Quander received his education at 

St. Augustine's College, an Episcopal 
college in Raleigh, N. C, and the 
School of Business of the City College 
of New York. 

He has worked with the Congress 
of Racial Equality (CORE), the Bronx 
Community Self - Improvement As- 
sociation (BRONCO), and the Com- 
munity Development Agency of the 
City of New York. 

Quander has served on the staff of 
the Executive Council's Ghetto Loan 
and Investment Committee and the 
Council's Experimentation and De- 
velopment Advisory Group. He has 
been a board member of Mothers Wel- 
fare Action Program, Friendly Homes, 
Inc., and Household Utility Workers 

He is a member of St. Paul's Epis- 
copal Church, New York City. He and 
his wife, the former Shirley Short, have 
four children and a three-year-old 

Mr. Turner, 40, was bom in Nor- 
wood, N. C, and received his B.A. de- 
gree in sociology and history from Liv- 
ingstone College, Salisbury, N. C, in 
1956. He received his M. Div. degree 
from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, 


The Churchman 


To 1949 

by Mr. Wilmer. His grandfather, Bishop Wilmer of Alabama, was the only bishop consecrated in the Confederacy. 
Churchman Board Member George London of Raleigh (who stands fourth from the right) believes this was the year the 
chapel, built by laymen of the Diocese, was consecrated. The Churchman welcomes old photographs of historical signifi- 
cance to the Diocese. They will be returned in good order. 

New Haven, Conn., in 1965, and did 
graduate; work in social work at West 
Virginia University, Morgantown, W. 
Va., in 1960-61. He has also received 
clinical pastoral training at St. Eliza- 
beth's Hospital, Washington, O. C, 
and special training in human relations, 
organizational development and design 
skills at the Mid-Atlantic Training 
Committee, Washington, D. C. 

Mr. Turner was director of field re- 
lations and counselor of men at Blue- 
field State CoUege, Bluefield, W. Va.; 
vicar at the Church of the Epiphany 
and chaplain at Bishop College, Dal- 
las, Tex.; social worker with Riverdale 
Children's Association, New York 
City; part-time director of Christian 
Social Relations, Diocese of Washing- 
ton; and rector of St. George's Episco- 
pal Church, Washington, D. C. 

Since 1972 he has been a member 
of the Executive Council staff of the 
General Convention Special Program 
as executive for consultative services. 

He was one of the organizers and 
the first pre.'' 'dent of the Washington 
Episcopal Clergy Association, and is a 
member of the Union of Black Episco- 

Married to the former Barbara Dick- 
erson, they have three children. 

Bishop Hines has also announced 
the resignation and retirement of sev- 
eral staff members. 

Dr. Howard Meredith, executive of- 
ficer for Indian affairs and of the 
NCIW since 1971, has resigned, effec- 
tive December 31. On January 1, 
1974, Dr. Meredith will become a con- 
sultant for six months for the newly- 
created Committee on Records Collec- 
tion, Preservation and Retrieval. The 
committee, wliich was authorized by 
the Executive Council in September, 
will handle the proper disposition of 
records from all segments of the 
Church, the development of criteria for 
the establishment of a records system, 
and the development of a regular dis- 
position system for manuscript ma- 
terials. The Church Archives in Aus- 
tin, Tex., is one of the designated col- 
lection points for the material. 

As staff consultant. Dr. Meredith 
will be directly responsible to the Pre- 
siding Bishop through Bishop Roger 
Blanchard, the Executive Vice Presi- 

Bishop Hines also announced re- 

cently the retirement from the staff of 
Dr. and Mrs. Robert N. Rodenmayer, 
effective December 3 1 . 

The Rodenmayers have been mem- 
bers of the Executive Council staff 
since 1962. Robert Rodenmayer was 
the first head of the Division of Chris- 
tian Ministries and later was associate 
director for program in the section for 
Professional Leadership Development. 
With the restructuring of the Council in 
December, 1970, Dr. Rodenmayer be- 
came the coordinator of the Ministry 
Council, an ad hoc group representing 
the committees, commissions and 
boards of the Episcopal Church which 
have to do with ministry. 

Mrs. Rodenmayer (Betsy) is retiring 
as program officer for Professional and 
Ordained Ministries on the staff of the 
Council. Prior to coming to the Coun- 
cil staff, Mrs. Rodenmayer was pro- 
fessor of Christian education at St. 
Margaret's House, Berkeley, Cal., 
while her husband was professor of 
pastoral theology at the Church Di- 
vinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley. 

The professional and ordained min- 
istry office is not a funded program in 

March 1974 


Move Has Provided 'Powerful Experiences': 

Charismatic Conference Conducted 

ference, "The Charismatic Movement 
— Confusion or Blessing?" was held at 
Washington National Cathedral re- 

The new phenomena of the Charis- 
matic Movement as it has affected the 
non-Pentecostal churches was evalu- 
ated by a wide variety of speakers from 
several disciplines. Co-sponsors with 
the cathedral were the Roman Catholic 
Archdiocese of Washington, the Na- 
tional Presbyterian Center and the 
Memorial United Methodist Church. A 
contribution of a dollar for each day's 
session was requested. The conference 
was open to the general public. 

Canon Michael Hamilton, organizer 
of the conference, says, "This new 
movement, offering the gifts of healing 
and speaking with tongues, has pro- 
vided many church people of all de- 
nominations with a direct and powerful 
personal religious experience. In an age 
of doubts, when so many churchgoers 
are lukewarm in their commitment, 
small worshipping groups providing 
this experience are very attractive." 

"However," Canon Hamilton warns, 
"there are serious dangers associated 
with the movement. Its members have 
been criticized for Biblical fundamen- 
talism, a lack of sustained concern for 
welfare and justice, and self-righteous- 
ness. These attributes have been cause 
of divisions within local congregations. 
We hope this conference will provide a 
perspective upon the movement, and 
information to aid those who wish to 
integrate charismatics within their 

Speakers included: The Rev. Dennis 
Bennett, well-known pioneering charis- 
matic in the Episcopal Church; Profes- 
sor James Logan, Wesley Seminary, 
professor of systematic theology who 
teaches a course on the Pentecostal 
movement; Dean Krister Stendahl, New 
Testament scholar and dean of Har- 
vard Divinity School; Professor George 
Williams, Harvard Divinity School; Dr. 
J. Massingberde Ford, a Roman 
Catholic theologian at Notre Dame 
University, who is herself a charis- 
matic; Dr. John Kildahl, a Lutheran 
psychologist and author of "The Psy- 
chology, of Speaking in Tongues." 
There were qpportunities for questions 

directed to the speakers, and the texts 
of their addresses will be available later 
in book form. 

Further information may be ob- 

tained from the Rev. Canon Michael 
Hamilton, Washington Cathedral, 
Mount Saint Alban, Washington, D. C. 
20016, telephone 202-966-3500. 

Christ Church, Charlotte 
Parish Day Again Success 

CARLOTTE— "Parish Day," held 
for the first time in 1972, was recently 
held again by the Episcopal Church- 
women of Christ Church, Charlotte. 

Communion was observed at 8 a.m. 
with Sunday School beginning at 10 
o'clock. For the adults, various church 
activities were represented in one room 
and each person had an opportunity to 
become involved for the church year in 
any of these groups that he felt suited 
his needs. These included everything 
from the Women's Guilds to the Scout 
troops sponsored at the church. During 

this hour the ECW served coffee and 

The rector, the Rev. Frank Vest 
spoke on family life at the 11;15 ser- 
vice. Following the services the congre- 
gation gathered on the lawn for a pic- 
nic. A local young group, "The Sounds 
of America," led the congregation in 

The women of Christ Church felt 
this was a successful way to begin the 
church year and plan to make it an an- 
nual event. 

Former Ridgecrest Official: 

Promotion Director Joins 
Kanuga Conferences Staff 

Monroe M. Ashley recently joined the 
Kanuga Conferences staff as director of 
promotion. Kanuga is an Episcopal 
Conference Center in Hendersonville. 

Mr. Ashley is responsible for pro- 


moting the total program at Kanuga. 
This includes the Christian Education, 
Adult and Young People's Conferences 
in the summer. 4n addition to these 
conferences, there are: A six-week sum- 

mer Guest Period for families, "See the 
Leaves" emphasis in the fall, and 
"Springtime at Kanuga" in April. 
Camp Kanuga for Boys and Girls op- 
erates all summer. Parish Family 
Weekends and various conferences by 
diverse groups round out Kanuga's 
busy calendar. 

Mr. Ashley comes to Kanuga after 
five years as director of Camp Ridge- 
crest for Boys in Ridgecrest, N. C. He 
has also served as a management con- 
sultant, university chaplain and parish 
minister. His theological degree is from 
Southeastern Baptist Theological Semi- 
nary in Wake Forest. Mr. Ashley and 
his wife, Roberta, are graduates of Fur- 
man University. His hometown is 
Greenville, S. C. and hers is Brevard. 

The Ashleys and their three children 
— Matt, John and Alison — now live 
at Hendersonville in Kanuga Park. 


The Churchmgn 

Conference To Probe Problem: 

Church May Have Xeys' For Drinker 

Nuclear Physicist To Sewanee: 

House-Auto-Swap Adds 
Britisher To US Faculty 

BOSTON (DPS) — "Problem 
Drinking — Strategies for Church Ac- 
tion" will be the theme of the 20th an- 
nual consultation of the North Conway 
Institute (NCI) to be held in June, 
1974, in New Hampshire. The Boston- 
based 22-year-old Institute is the only 
ecumenical, interfaith association in the 
nation which is dedicated solely to 
helping the churches and synagogues of 
America fulfill their responsibility for 
education and ministry in the field of 
alcohol and drug problems. 

For the past five years NCI's annual 
June conferences have focussed on the 
church's role in helping persons avoid 
problems related to the misuse of alco- 
hol and other drugs. 

Morris E. Chafer, M.D., director of 
the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse 
and Alcoholism, in Washington, has 
been invited to deliver the keynote ad- 
dress and to set the stage for the con- 
sultation's intensive study and strategy 
planning sessions on how to get the re- 
ligious community more involved in 
helping, to solve America's number one 
drug problem. NCI believes strongly 
that the church has some of the real 
"keys" to the prevention of problem 
drinking, but that it needs help in iden- 
tifying those keys and in learning how 
to use them more effectively. 

Invited to the consultation will be 
top leaders, both clergy and lay per- 
sons, from the major denominations: 
executives, bishops, seminary and col- 
lege faculty, and administrators, church 
educators, campus ministers, et al. 

Other leaders for the June 19-21, 
1974, consultation will include: NCI's 
Executive Vice President, the Rev. 
David A. Works, Boston; Dr. Bruce H. 
Johnson, sociologist from the Univer- 
sity of Illinois; Professor Robert B. 
Russell, health educator of Southern 
Illinois University; the Rev. Thomas E. 
Price, Ph.D., chairman of the National 
Council of Churches Task Force on 
Alcohol and Drug Problems; and the 
Rev. David C. Hancock, D.D., director 
of Lynnville Treatment Center, Jordan, 

SEWANEE, Tenn.— Dr. Dennis F. 
Shaw, Oxford don and nuclear physi- 
cist, is visiting professor of physics at 
the University of the South during the 
second semester. Dr. Shaw, who is mas- 
ter of Keble College and a home Office 
scientific advisor, is Sewanee's third 
Brown Foundation Tutor in a program 
aiming at Oxford-style and one-to-one 
tutorials in this private liberal arts col- 

Dr. Shaw arrived in Sewanee just a 
few days after being "gazetted" by 
Queen Elizabeth as commander in the 
Order of the British Empire — the 
coveted C.B.E. He is accompanied by 
his wife Joan and their youngest-of- 
four, Deborah, who is attending 
Sewanee Academy as a junior. They 
indulged in a house-and-auto swap with 
Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Lancaster, who 
are enjoying the Shaw home in Oxford 
and the Shaw office on the Keble cam- 

Eight Men Delegates 
To Women's Meeting 

LOUISVILLE — Eight men were 
sent by their dioceses as delegates to 
the 34th Triennial meeting of Episco- 
pal church women here joining 508 

Just as women may now be seated 
as deputies to the Church's General 
Convention, so Triennial is not segre- 
gated by sex. 

The eight outnumbered delegates 

The Rev. Bruce Gray, Albany; Hec- 
tor Buell, Albany; John O. Liebig Jr., 
Bethlehem; the Rev. Herbert A. Ver- 
milye, Central New York; the Rev. 
Denzil Carty, Minnesota; the Rev. 
John Bird, New Jersey; Roger W. 
Sheik, Oregon; the Rev. J. Gary Glos- 
ter, Southwestern Virginia. 

pus while Dr. Lancaster is attending 
lectures and reading in English con- 
stitutional history. 

Dr. Shaw brings a special expertise 
in the performance of American stu- 
dents at Oxford, having just relin- 
quished the post of coordinator of the 
Oxford Scholar program of the Episco- 
pal Colleges at Keble, which he was 
instrumental in arranging in 1968. 
Among the nineteen winners of the 
Rhodes-type scholarships have been 
eight students from the University of 
the South. 

Besides teaching at Keble, Dr. Shaw 
has written an electronics text, invented 
a radioactive-gas detector, built a bub- 
ble chamber, and measured helium nu- 
clei with fast neutrons. He also works 
actively in his parish and serves Her 
Majesty's government as consultant in 
scientific aids to crime detection. In 
the latter capacity he hopes to visit 
some of the major police laboratories in 

Shaw was born in Teddington, Mid- 
dlesex in 1924, graduated from Har- 
row County School, and went "up to 
Oxford" on a competitive scholarship 
to win honors in physics and in suc- 
cession his B.A., M.A., and D.Phil, at 
Christ Church. Near the end of World 
War II he became junior scientific of- 
ficer in the British Ministry of Air- 
craft Production, then returned to Ox- 
ford to work in nuclear research at the 
Clarendon Laboratory under Lord 
Cherwell. He was made a University 
senior research officer in 1957 and 
University Lecturer in 1964. 

At Oxford Dr. Shaw has held the 
position of chairman of the University 
Delegacy for Educational Studies, sec- 
retary for science admissions, and hon- 
orary treasurer for the Keble College 
Centenary Appeal which raised one 
million pounds for endowment and a 
building program. 

March 1974 


St. Augustine's 
Graduates 18 
Officers Of Law 

RALEIGH — Eighteen officers of 
the law from the Raleigh Police De- 
partment and the Wake County Sher- 
iff's Department recently received cer- 
tificates of merit from Saint Augus- 
tine's College following participation in 
Seminar on Ethics In Civil Law. 

Topics discussed were: "ReaUties in 
Law Enforcement" by Heslip Lee, pro- 
gram officer, Southern Regional Coun- 
cil, Atlanta, Georgia; "Security Prob- 
lems and Ethics" by Reuben Green- 
berg, assistant professor of political 
science at St. Augustine's; "Historical 
Concepts of the Law" by Dr. Thelma 
Roundtree, vice president for academic 
affairs. Saint Augustine's College; 
"Ethics of Law versus Decisions of the 
Public" by Dr. Ruth Paine, associate 
professor of Modern Languages, Saint 
Augustine's; "Justice — Civil and Hu- 
man" by Dr. W. W. Johnson, chair- 
man, division of natural sciences at St. 
Augustine's; "Decision Making and 
Jurisdiction" by Dr. Howard Miller, 
professor of psychology. North Caro- 
lina State University; "Mythological 
•Trends of Law" by Dr. James A. 
Boyer, chairman, division of human- 
ities, St. Augustine's and "Philosophi- 
cal Concepts of the Law" by Dr. Odell 
Uzzell, associate of sociology, North 
Carolina State University. 

The certificates were presented by 
Dr. Roundtree during a luncheon meet- 
ing in the Martin Luther King College 

Dr. Tillman Heads 
St. Marys Board 

RALEIGH~Dr. Rollie Tillman, Jr. 
of Chapel Hill has been elected chair- 
man of the St. Mary's College Board 
of Trustees. 

He succeeds James M. Poyner, Ra- 
leigh attorney who continues to serve a 
10-year term on the board. 

Tillman is professor of business ad- 
ministration and director of the execu- 
tive program at UNC-CH. 

Other officers are Hoke Pollock of 
Southern Pines, vice chairman, and 
Mrs. Harry Walker of Raleigh, secre- 


Bishop Of London To Visit Diocese 

RALEIGH — The Rt. Rev. Robert W. Stopford, retired bishop of 
London, visits the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina the week of 
March 12. " 

Bishop Stopford's itinerary will include the following visits: Wednesday, 
March 13, Emmanuel Church at Southern Pines where the Rev. Martin R. 
Caldwell, Jr., is rector; Friday, March 15, St. Martin's Church, Charlotte, the 
Rev. L. Bartine Sherman, rector; Sunday, March 17, St. Michael's Church, 
Raleigh, the Rev. James D. Beckwith, rector; Monday, March 18, Chapel of 
the Cross; Chapel Hill, the Rev. Peter J. Lee, rector. 

Treasurer's Report 

Editor's Note: Following is the report of Diocesan Treasurer Mike Schenck 
on assessments and quota plus the payments thereof for parishes and mis- 
sions throughout the Diocese for the period January through December 31, 
1973. The assessments figure is that assigned to each parish and mission for 
the day-to-day-operating expense of the Diocese. The quota figure represents 
the participation of each parish and mission in the program of the Episcopal 
Church in the Diocese and throughout the world. 






Albemarle, Christ Church 

$ 1,022.00 

> 1,022.00 

$ 3,132.00 

$ 3,132.00 

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Asheboro, Good Shepherd 





Battleboro, St. Johns 





Burlington, Holy Comforter 
St. Athanasius 









Cary, St. Pauls 





Chapel Hill, Chapel of Cross 





Holy Family 





Charlotte, All Saints 





Christ Church 





Holy Comforter 





St. Andrews 





St. Christophers 





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St. Martins 





St Michael & All Angels 





St. Peters 





Cleveland, Christ Church 





Concord, All Saints 





Cooleemee, Good Shepherd 





Davidson, St. Albans 





Durham, Ephphatha 





St. Andrews 





St. Josephs 





St. Lukes 





St. Philips 





St. Stephens 





St. Titus 





Eden, Epiphany 





St. Lukes 





St. Marys-By-Highway 





Elkin, Galloway Memorial 





Enfield, The Advent 





Erwin, St. Stephens 





Fork, The Ascension 





Fuquay-Varina, Trinity 

■ 57.00 




Garner, St. Christophers 





Germanton, St. Philips 





Greensboro, All Saints 





The Redeemer 





Holy Trinity ; 





St. Andrews 





St. Barnabas 





St. Francis 





Halifax, St. Marks 

216.00 . 




Hamlet, All Saints 





Haw River, St. Andrews 





Henderson, Holy Innocents 





St. Johns , 





High Point, St. Christophers 





St. Marys 





The Churchman 

During Four-Year Period: 

Clergy Total Increases 7.9 Per Cent 

NEW YORK (DPS)— The total 
number of clergy in the Episcopal 
Church has increased by 906, an in- 
crease of 7.9 percent between 1968 and 
1972, according to a report on dis- 

tribution and deployment of the clergy 
of the Church, issued by the Clergy 
Deployment Office (CDO). 

The report, "Distribution and De- 
ployment of Clergy in the Episcopal 

Church 1968-1972," was prepared by 
the CDO with the cooperation of the 
finance department of the Executive 
Council. It provides statistics on trends 
over the five year period in such areas 
as number of clergy, ordinations, pos- 
tulants, baptized and communicant 
membership, ratio of clergy to baptized 
members and congregations, parochial 
and non-parochial ministries, vacant 
cures, and clergy mobility. 

Over the five year period from 1968 
to 1972, the total number of clergy — 
bishops, presbyters (priests of the sec- 
ond order), and deacons — increased 
about 200 per year or 2.0 percent, 
and in 1972 there were almost 12,500 
clergymen. There are indications, the 
report said, that this rate of increase 
will continue. 

The number of bishops has in- 
creased by 24, which is due to the in- 
crease in retirements, not in the num- 
ber of active bishops, which has re- 
mained constant. Presbyters account 
for the major proportion of the increase 
— 810' — and deacons increased by 72. 
In 1972, of the total clergy, presbyters 
account for 93 percent, deacons 5 per- 
cent and bishops 2 percent. "This pro- 
portion remains relatively constant 
each year," the report says. 

"During the same five year period," 
the report indicates, "both baptized 
and communicant membership de- 
creased annually." Baptized member- 
ship has decreased by 9.6 percent 
(from 3,536,099 to 3,198,210) and 
communicants by 7.8 percent (from 
2,322,911 to 2,154,103). 

"Since membership decreased," the 
report says, "and number of clergy in- 
creased, this is reflected in a lower ratio 
of membership to clergy." The ratio of 
baptized members per clergyman has 
decreased from 316 in 1968 to 266 in 
1972, and the communicant ratio has 
decreased from 208 in 1968 to 179 in 

The number of congregations has in- 
creased from 7,511 in 1968 to 7,594 
in 1972. Since "both numbers of con- 
gregations and clergy have increased," 
the report says, "the ratio of clergymen 
for each congregation has changed lit- 
tle, from 1.5 in 1968 to 1.6 clergymen 
per congregation in 1972." 

During the five year period, the 






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Scotland Neck, Trinity 





Smithfield, St. Pauls 





Southern Pines, Emmanuel 





Speed, St. Marys 





Statesville, Trinity 





Tarboro, Calvary 





St. Lukes 









Thomasville, St. Pauls 





Townsville, Holy Trinity 





Wadesboro, Calvary 





Wake Forest, St. Johns 





Walnut Cove, Christ Church 





Warrenton, All Saints 










Weldon, Grace 





Wilson, St. Marks 





St. Timothys 





Winston-Salem, St. Annes 





St. Pauls 





St. Stephens 





St. Timothys 





Woodleaf, St. Georges 





Yanceyville, St. Lukes 









March 1974 


number of ordinations to the priest- 
hood has decreased from 352 in 1968 
to 307 in 1972, and the number of 
deacons' ordinations from 406 to 337, 
a decrease of 12.8 percent and 17.0 
percent respectively. The report indi- 
cates that "whether this decrease is 
constant still remains to be seen" since 
there were increases in priests' ordina- 
tions in both 1970 and 1971. "How- 
ever," the report says, "the decrease in 
numbers of deacons ordained is steady, 
and would perhaps indicate a con- 
tinued smaller number of presbyter 

Daughters of The Kii^ 

LOUISVILLE — The Triennial 
National Convention of the Order of 
the Daughters of the King met here 
from September 24-29, the week prior 
to the opening of the General Con- 

Daily meditations were given by our 
National Chaplain, the Rt. Rev. Wil- 
liam Davidson, bishop of Western Kan- 
sas. The theme of the Convention was 
"HERE AM I: SEND ME." (Isaiah 

The luncheon speaker was Mrs. 
Harold Kelleran, a woman of vast ex- 
perience and multiple talents. She is 
professor of pastoral theology at Vir- 
ginia Theological Seminary. Her sub- 
ject was the "Ministry of Women." 

Our church missionary. Miss Eliza- 
beth Daniels, gave a talk with slides 
on her work in Brazil. The Self Denial 
Fund is used to support her work and 
our prayers are constantly for her. 

A trip for dinner to the Village of 
Pleasant Hill, Kentucky's restored 
Shaker Village, was a special treat! 
Many Daughters enjoyed the 75-mile 
trip on a lovely autumn day. 

The banquet speaker was the Rt. 
Rev. John E. Hines, presiding bishop. 
His address was on the value of the 
home and a knowledge of the Holy 
Scriptures for today's changing world. 

The Daughters of the King, unlike 
other organizations is a spiritual or- 

Another indication that future ordi- 
nations to the priesthood will be fewer 
in number is the fact that there were 
8.7 percent fewer postulants and 10.6 
percent fewer candidates in 1972 than 
in 1968. 

An annual loss of 208 clergy in 1972 
— by death, resignation, suspension 
and deposition — is "considerably less 
than clergy additions which total over 
600, and results in a continuing net in- 
crease," the report notes. 

Parochial ministry, which includes 
clergymen in charge of and assisting in 
U.S. and overseas parishes and mis- 

der for laywomen of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church. Its primary purpose 
is evangelism. Members of the Or- 
der undertake a personal "Rule of 
Life," incorporating the two require- 
ments for admission — the Rule of 
Prayer and the Rule of Service. By 
this reaffirmation of the promise made 
at confirmation under "bounden duty," 
a Daughter pledges herself to a lifelong 
program of prayer, service, and per- 
sonal evangelism, dedicated to the 
spread of Christ's Kingdom — espe- 
cially among women and girls — and to 
the strengthening of the spiritual life of 
her parish (from handbook) . 

North Carolina has three chapters of 
the Daughters of the King and is in 
the fourth province made up of 18 
dioceses. The writer is a Daughter from 
St. Mildred's Chapter, Christ Episco- 
pal Church, Raleigh. As first vice 
president of the fourth province my 
responsibility is to make available in- 
formation on how to establish new 
chapters. Those interested in becoming 
Daughters of the King may contact 
me by phone (787-7210) or letter 
(5013 Sandlewood Drive, Raleigh 

I am but one; but I am one. 

I cannot do everything, but I can do 

What I can do, I ought to do. 
What I ought to do, by the grace of 

God, I will do. 
"Lordi what wilt Jhou have me do?" 

(Motto from handbook) 

sions, remains the major area of min- 
istry, the report shows. In 1972, 61.5 
percent of the total clergy were in the 
parochial ministries, which represents 
70.6 percent of all the active clergy. 
The report notes a "change in direc- 
tion in this area over the past two 
years." A previous decrease in paro- 
chial ministries was reversed in both 
1971 and 1972, with an increase of 
119 and 215 respectively. The report 
says that "although previous reports 
anticipated eventually only one-half of 
the Episcopal clergy would remain in 
parochial ministry, the last two years 
may indicate a renewed interest in the 

This may be accounted for in part, 
the report says, because of the number 
of nonstipendiary clergy who are en- 
gaged in parochial ministries both as 
clergy in charge and as assistants. The 
number of non-stipendiary clergy — 
187 in charge and 187 assisting — 
comprises a total of 374 presbyters or 
5.4 percent of all presbyters in the 
parochial ministry. More than two- 
thirds of all deacons who are serving 
in congregations as assistants are non- 

In 1972, 13.2 percent of all clergy 
were in non-parochial ministries, the 
largest number in educational minis- 
tries (5.2 percent). There has been a 
decrease in the number of presbyters in 
college and university ministries, armed 
forces chaplains, full-time students, 
and staff members of councils of 

The report reveals that "a dramatic 
increase is seen in the numbers of cler- 
gy who are secularly employed and in 
the residual other category." This 
group has almost doubled from 9.0 
percent in 1968 to 17.4 percent in 
1972. "Reflected in this trend," the re- 
port notes, "is the growing economic 
difficulties of parishes and the increas- 
ing costs of supporting a family." 

The number of retired clergy has in- 
creased by 247 persons since 1968, and 
this group now represents about one 
out of every eight clergymen in the 
Church. The increase was particularly 
noticeable from 1971 to 1972. 

In 1972, 400 cures (5 percent) were 
vacant, an increase of 25 percent in 
vacancies from 1971 to 1972. The ma- 
jority of the vacant cures have 1-199 
communicants, which may mean, the 
report says, that it is "questionable 
as to ability to maintain an ongoing 
congregational staff and program." 

Follow Personal 'Rule Of Life : 

Daughters Of The King 
Also Gather At Louisville 


The Churchman 

DIOCESAN HOUSE LADIES — Here are the ladies who make the wheels turn at Diocesan House in Raleigh. Together, 
they represent more than a quarter of a century of service to the Diocese. Seated from left are: Lillian H. Reynolds (Mrs. 
B. Ralph, Jr.), financial secretary-bookkeeper, secretary to Diocesan Business Administrator, nine years employed; 
Diane F. Mewbom (Mrs. A. B.), receptionist, three months employed; Shelia Hartsfield (Mrs. Donald), secretary to the 
Director of the Division of Racial and Urban Affairs, 18 months employed; and, Marianne Jacobi (Mrs. Walter S.), sec- 
retary to Bishop Eraser, six years. Standing are: Edna M. Austin (Mrs. Gene W.), secretary to the Suffragan Bishop, 
three years employed; and, Nancy B. Wilson (Mrs. S. Leigh), secretary to the Director of Program, 12 years with recesses 
for the Legislature and eight years continuous service. 

Student Body Totals 1A75: 

St. Augustine's Enrollment 
Shows Increase Over 1972 

RALEIGH — In spite of the pre- 
dicitions of declining enrollment in 
private colleges, Saint Augustine's Col- 
lege here has exceeded its expected en- 
rollment of 1,450 with a. total of 1,475 
students . . . compared with last year's 
number of 1,442. 

This number represents students of 
different nationalities from all over the 
country. Although the majority of the 
students come from North Carolina, 
the next largest group is from South 
Carolina, which is the native state of 
the college President, Dr. Prezell R. 

In addition to students from these 
areas, a large number come from Penn- 
sylvania, and other states in the coun- 

try. The population of international 
students is growing each year with rep- 
resentatives from Ghana, Sierra Leone, 
Nigeria, Liberia, Ethiopia, the Ba- 
hamas, and the 'Virgin Islands. 

Although resources for financial aid 
have been limited, the college is serv- 
ing the same percentage (about 85 per 

President Robinson has stated that 
the college has a mission which is 
important today, more so than when it 
was founded in 1867. He says that the 
institution must not rest on the laurels 
of its past, "but must continue to pro- 
vide the kind of education, for those 
who come here, to enable them to ana- 
lyze critically with a reasonable degree 

of intelligence and to come up with 
answers; to provide experiences where- 
by they will think creatively." 

Bishops To Hold 
Meeting In Mexico 

LOUISVILLE — The House of 
Bishops of the Episcopal Church voted 
here to hold their next meeting on Oc- 
tober 12-18, 1974, in Oaxtepec, 

The bishops were told the proposed 
meeting, first ever scheduled in Latin 
America, will offer "great support" to 
the Diocese of Central Mexico and its 

The bishops will arrive in Mexico 
City from six regional centers through- 
out the United States, and will celebrate 
the mass in Mexico City prior to travel- 
ing 50 miles by bus to Oaxtepec. 

While in Oaxtepec, the bishops will 
be housed in a Mexican government 
hotel for persons on social security. 

March 1974 


Emmanuel Church Tries It: 

Vestry Sunday' Experiment 
Is Southern Pines Success 

By Joanne j. davis 

Program Secretary, Emmanuel Church 

would your vestrymen say if they were 
asked to teach a Sunday School class? 
That question was put before the Ves- 
try of Emmanuel Church, and they ac- 
cepted the challenge. 

Why were they asked to do such a 
thing and by whom? 

Emmanuel Church for the past year 
and a half has had a Christian Educa- 
tion Committee, which chose the cur- 
riculum for the 1973-74 Sunday School 
year, and plans programs for "Special 
Sundays" and this year for the first 
time, recruited the Sunday School 

The first "Special Sunday" to come 
up was October 7. In planning some- 
thing for that Sunday, and wanting it to 
center around the up-coming General 

Convention, one of the C. E. mem- 
bers thought of calling it a "Vestry 
Sunday," and asking the Vestrymen to 
each take a Sunday School class and 
talk about the issues that were to be 
voted on at the convention. (Their top- 
ics would have to depend upon what 
age level they taught. ) 

Now — the Vestry had to be asked 
if they would do it? 

The Rev. John McDowell (then as- 
sistant minister, originator and leader 
of our Christian Education Commit- 
tee), took the matter before the Ves- 
try. They agreed to do it! 

The vestrymen were told that the 
committee would assign them a class 
and that they would be "behind" them 
to help them pick topics, etc. . . . Some 
of the vestrymen did take advantage of 
the C. E. members help, while others 
knew just what they wanted to do. 

There was advance publicity in our 

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Underway At 
Penick Home 

SOUTHERN PINES— Construction 
of an addition to The Episcopal Home 
for the Aging, to cost over $400,000, 
has been announced by the Rt. Rev. 
Thomas A. Eraser, Jr., bishop of the 
Diocese and chairman of the Home's 
board of directors. 

The contract, let to W. L. Jewell and 
Son of Sanford, provides for an ex- 
tension of one wing of the existing 
home that will add a total of 14 private 
rooms with showers, for the active 
aged. In addition to the rooms, the unit 
will have a solarium and a central 
storage area. Each room will be 
equipped with individual controls for 
electric heat and air conditioning, 
emergency power, and emergency call 

Philip Brown, executive director of 
the Home, said the announcement 
marks Phase I of long-range plans for 
expansion at the Home. Contracted 
work also includes provision for grad- 
ing, walk, paving, sewer and water for 
10 apartment units which are a part of 
the long term plan. The apartment 
units will be built as arrangements are 
made for their occupancy. 

The addition to the Home will in- 
crease capacity to 64 beds for the ac- 
tive aged. The Episcopal Home for the 
Aging, a retirement center opened in 
1964, also operates a 21 -bed skilled 
nursing unit. 

Architect for the addition is Louis 
Asbury of Charlotte. 

church bulletin and then the Sunday ar- 

It was beautiful! Each vestrymen 
took his own approach; a couple of ex- 
amples: the Junior High (7th, 8th & 
9th) discussed the meaning of having 
women priests, while the 6th grade was 
informed on the structure and workings 
of their own Diocese. 

Every class was a success and stu- 
dents and vestrymen alike enjoyed it 
and learned from it. (There was an 
attendance that Sunday which has not 
been matched since) . 

We highly recommend having the 
Sunday School learn to know their ves- 
trymen and what their job is. 

Presiding Bisiiop-Elect Allin 
VieW3 Leadership Of Ciiurch 

k . . See Sfory On Page 3 



Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 

Editor and Chairman, 
Division of Information 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London, Mrs. 
Margaret Darst Smith and Miss 
Terri Love 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 64 

April, 1974 

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Bishops Letter: 

Word About 'Movements' 

I am receiving many questions about various movements within and without 
the institutional church which are attracting the attention not only of youth but 
adults. The Jesus Movement and the Charismatic Movement seem to be the main 
concerns. Both are considered to be part of the religious awakening in America. 

In my opinion it is too early to make any kind of historical evaluation of this 
awakening. At present all that we can do is to listen without prejudice to those 
who feel that their lives have been changed by the fruits of God's Holy Spirit in 
either of these movements. 

From a study of history we do learn that when the historical churches refuse 
to answer the urgent needs for reform there arises spirit movements who believe 
that the historical churches have departed from the true faith, succumbed to 
rationalism, the social gospel and have forgotten the Bible; that church Ikurgies 
have become dead and stale and that churchmen have substituted knowledge 
and external profession of faith for experiential religion. 

The young people who have become active in the Jesus Movement feel that 
the historical churches have failed them. A college student puts it bluntly when 
he writes, "Many churches have not been concerned with people and salvation, 
but rather with the church building and things. Thus, they have not loved, prayed 
for, or gotten involved with their young people. I mean involvement beyond 
just providing a place to meet and some funds for their activities, i see the lack of 
personal communication centered around and in Christ Jesus." 

Those who are active in the Charismatic Movement are not too unlike their 
younger counterparts in the Jesus Movement. They too are finding a renewed 
faith with enthusiasm and emotion accompanied by hymn singing, testimonials, 
fellowship, Bible reading, and sometimes special expressions hke speaking in 
tongues. They are not the long-haired type but they also challenge the traditional 
historical churches who do not emphasize the experiential. 

In this season of Lent those of us who are dedicated to some movement or 
consider ourselves members in good standing of the historical church need to re- 
call the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus and to understand where this part of 
our Lord's life fits into our religious convictions. If we are opposed to emo- 
tionalism in our religious practices we need to understand why and if we are 
anti-intellectual we need to give this serious exploration. I think we all need to 
beware of easy, instant and simplistic answers to complicated questions that 
have troubled man since the beginning of his spiritual pilgrimage. And what- 
ever our conclusion or conviction we need to be sure that what we do and 
what we believe, we do not do and believe in order to avoid actual confronta- 
tion with the ugly and difficult problems of life. „ ... „ . „, . ^ 
^ J ^ Faithfully m Ohnst, 

Thomas A. Eraser 

New Course Ponders Visuals In Worship 

SEWANEE, Tenn. — ^A new elective 
is being taught at the School of The- 
ology of the University of the South. 
Called "Guided Study in Creative Li- 
turgies," it is taught by Robert Allen, 
a student at the Episcopal seminary, 
who has a master's degree in art and 
has served on the art department fac- 
ulty of Southern Methodist University. 

A former Methodist minister, Allen 
has degrees in theology from Perkins 
School of Theology, where he was also 
a member of a teaching team for a 
course titled "Christianity and the Non- 
verbal Arts." He has designed ban- 
ners, vestments, luiHetins and furniture 

for churches and school chapels. Re- 
cently he designed matching banner, 
cloth and vestments for St. Luke's 
Chapel at the University of the South. 
The sewing was done by Margaret 
(Mrs. Tom) Hughes, wife of another 

Allen's course emphasizes the archi- 
tectural and visual setting of the wor- 
ship service, and focuses on the phil- 
osophy of two-dimensional visual ele- 
ments as vehicles of meaning in the 
liturgical setting. He has also included 
color, line, form, space and texture as 
well as practical hints. 


The Churchman 

Has Aversion To Hierarchy': 

PB-Elect Discusses New Game Plan 

... Just After Louisville Election 

GREENWICH, Conn. — The Pre- 
siding Bishop-Elect of the Episcopal 
Church recently gave the Executive 
Council a limited preview of the shape 
and style of his administration, which 
will begin with his installation in June. 

Presiding Bishop-Elect John M. Al- 
lin, presendy the Bishop of Mississippi, 
shared with the Council what he called 
"a pilgrim's progress through limbo," 
since his election to the top pastoral 
and executive post by the General Con- 

vention in Louisville, Ky., on October 
4, 1973. 

Bishop Allin said that he views the 
Presiding Bishop at the center of the 
Church, surrounded by a series of cir- 
cles — deputies whom he will see often; 
the members of the Executive Coun- 
cil; the Council staff; the General Con- 
vention with its joint commissions and 
committees and its agencies; the Epis- 
copal Church, organized along dioce- 
san and provincial lines; the Christian 

world; and the entire world. 

He said he does not view this so 
much as an organizational design, but 
as an "illustration of an organizational 
pattern." He said he sees this not as a 
triangle but as a "community of cir- 

"I do not like to talk levels," he said. 
"I increasingly feel a word the church 
needs to get rid of is hierarchy." 

"I have discovered," he said, "that 
there is no real clear definition of what 

April 1974 


a Presiding Bishop is or what the office 
is — and maybe that's just as well. As I 
see it, one of his roles is to be the cen- 
ter of unity." 

Allin said that the circle of deputies 
is a broken circle so that quite possibly 
the Presiding Bishop "could leave the 
center and never be missed. But his 
chair is still there." The Presiding 
Bishop "can move out of the circle, and 
it operates," he said, "because he's not 
the all in all but his focal point is the 
center." Also, he added, with a broken 
circle others can be invited to join the 
circle for particular discussions. 

He said that many times since his 
election, with the confused image of 
who the Presiding Bishop is, he has 
wanted to say, "Will the real Jack Allin 
please stand up." 

Bishop Allin said that he had de- 
cided to make a minimum number of 
changes in order to provide "a smooth 
transition." He said that he was not 
proposing "one more restructure," but 
that he is trying to build on the present 

He said that he had decided that any 
changes he made in staff should only 
be very significant ones, and he was 
making only three changes. 

He announced that he is appointing 
the Rt. Rev. Edmond Lee Browning 
to be deputy for jurisdictions, who 
will work directly with both overseas 
and U. S. dioceses of the Episcopal 
Church, coordinating and administer- 
ing a wide variety of programs and 
relationships which link the national 
church with its 1 14 jurisdictions. 

Bishop Browning will replace Mrs. 
David R. Hunter, who has held the po- 
sition since September, 1972. 

Bishop Browning has been bishop- 
in-charge of the Convocation of Ameri- 
can (Episcopal) Churches in Europe 
since October, 1971. He was formerly 
bishop of the Diocese of Okinawa, 
from 1968 until the Diocese of Oki- 
nawa became a part of the Nippon 
Seikokai (The Holy Catholic Church 
of Japan) in 1972. 

Bishop Browning, 44, is a native of 
Corpus Christi, Tex., and received his 
B.A. and B.D. degrees from the Uni- 
versity of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. 

Bishop Allin also said he has asked 
the Rt. Rev. Milton L. Wood, suffra- 
gan bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta, 
to be deputy for administration, but 
that Bishop Wood has not yet decided 
whether to accept or not. If he accepts, 
he will replace the Rev. John F. Ste- 
vens, who has l?een administrative of- 

ficer on the Council staff since 1971. 

The third change in staff, he said, 
will be the deputy for program, and 
that appointment will be announced 
later. That person — who probably will 
be a woman — will replace the Rev. 
Robert C. Martin, who has been pro- 
gram officer on the Council staff since 

Bishop Allin said that he is creating 
a new position, deputy for ministries, 
because of his concern for "renewal 
of ministry," both clerical and lay. He 
has invited the Rt. Rev. John Thomas 
Walker, suffragan bishop of the Dio- 
cese of Washington, one of five Black 
bishops in U.S. dioceses, to take this 
post, but Bishop Walker has not yet 
reached a decision. 

Continuing in their positions will be 
Oscar C. Carr, Jr., deputy for develop- 
ment; John C. Goodbody, deputy for 
communication; and Lindley M. 
Franklin, Jr., treasurer and deputy for 

Bishop Allin said that he does not 

GREENWICH, Conn. — Presiding 
Bishop John E. Hines told the Execu- 
tive Council of the Episcopal 
Church that he believes a strong con- 
cept of a national Executive Council 
and of the office of the Presiding 
Bishop "is a healthy situation, con- 
tributing to vitality in the Church." 

He noted the trend toward decen- 
tralization in the Church — and "in the 
contest between the Executive, the 
Legislative, and the Judiciary branches 
of our government" — but he said 
"care should be taken to guard" the 
strong place of the national Executive 
Council in the life of the Church. 

The Executive Council, he said, is 
more visible than the Church in the tri- 
ennial General Convention, the highest 
legislative body in the Church. The 
Council is the visible sign of " 'a na- 
tional Church' which has been seeking 
a center of cohesion." Thus, he said, 
the Council "becomes the focus both 
of hope and despair on the part of 
many in the Church." 

Interacting with the Executive Coun- 
cil, he said, "is a strong concept of the 
office of the Presiding Bishop." 

"This is not t6 be confused with an 

plan to have an executive vice presi- 
dent but that the deputy for adminis- 
tration will serve as the chairman of 
the deputies. The Rt. Rev. Roger Blan- 
chard, executive vice president of the 
council since July, 1970, will retire 
May 3 1 . 

Bishop Allin said that he is making 
these significant changes so that he 
would not be the only new person at 
the top management level. If no 
changes were made, he said, he would 
possibly be only a learner and not a 

Bishop Allin said that for him to in- 
dicate more about his plans and style 
at this point would be merely "guess- 
work and hopes." 

The Rt. Rev. John E. Hines, presid- 
ing bishop of the Episcopal Church 
since his installation in early 1965, will 
retire on May 3 1 , and Bishop Allin will 
be installed as the 23rd Presiding 
Bishop at 11:00 a.m. on June 11, at 
the Washington Cathedral, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

authoritarian concept of the office of 
Presiding Bishop — ^and certainly not a 
monarchial concept." However, he 
said, "there can be strength without 
surrendering to the corruptions of 'in- 
ordinate power.' " 

"The office of Presiding Bishop 
should — in my opinion — periodi- 
cally come under review in the opera- 
tions of this Church," Bishop Hines 
said. "Church people are sometimes 
stretched between the charm of nostal- 
gia and the mirage of Utopia," he said, 
so that some may be persuaded "to 
exchange a difficult reality for an ap- 
pealing but impotent symbol! " 

"This Church," he said, "is on the 
right track in its honest probing for the 
enduring substance of 'primus inter 
pares.' " 

Bishop Hines also paid tribute to 
two bishops who served as ex- 
ecutive vice presidents under him. 
Bishop Stephen F. Bayne, deputy for 
program from 1968 to 1970, died on 
January 18. Bishop Roger Blanchard, 
executive vice president of the Coun- 
cil since 1970, wUl retire on May 31, 
along with Bishop Hines. 

Sees Decentralization Trend: 

Hines Defends Strong Council 
In National Church Operation 


The Churchman 

Quota Acceptance Up Sharply: 

Church Finances In Dramatic Change 

NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS — Nine new members of the Executive Council were present for their first Council meeting 
held recently in Greenwich, Conn. They are, from left to right, seated, the Rt. Rev. George T. Masuda of North Da- 
kota, and the Rt. Rev. E. Lani Hanchett (elected by Province VIII), of Hawaii, and standing, Hamilton B. Edwards, The 
Philippines, the Rev. Robert F. Royster, Lakewood, Colo., the Rev. John S. Spong, Richmond, Va., the Rt. Rev. Quintin E. 
Primo, Jr., Suffragan of Chicago, Mother Mary Grace, C.S.M., Peekskill, N. Y., James M. Springfield, 111., and Mar- 
cus A. Cummings, Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Spong is a former clergyman of the Diocese of North Carolina. 

GREENWICH, Conn.— A dramatic 
turnabout in the Episcopal Church's 
national financial situation during the 
past three years was reported to the 
Executive Council at its recent quar- 
terly meeting here. 

Dr. Lindley M. Franklin, Jr., Trea- 
surer, reported that to date 71 of the 
93 domestic dioceses have accepted 
their quotas for 1974, compared to 42 
of the 92 dioceses in 1971. Eight of 
these dioceses in 1974 have oversub- 
scribed their quotas for a total of 
$95,953. Eleven dioceses pledged less 
than the quotas. 

Following the General Convention in 
1970, when a triennial budget was set, 
there was a shortfall in the General 
Church Program commitment budget 
of $2.5 million for 1971. The shortfall 
below the 1972 budget set by Con- 
vention was $2.65 and $2.4 for 1973. 

In 1974, of the dioceses that have 
acted on the quotas, there is a short- 
fall of only $71,834. A final report will 
not be available until early in March 

when the remaining 11 dioceses will 
have had their annual meetings. 

Dr. Franklin said that one reason 
for the much improved financial out- 
look is "the new, more equitable quota 
formula" for the dioceses which was 
devised by the Council and approved 
by the General Convention last fall. 

Oscar C. Carr, Jr., vice president 
for development, said that the infor- 
mation sharing and data gathering visi- 
tation project to the dioceses in the fall 
of 1972, as a part of the budget making 
process, had a great deal to do with 
the turnabout. The Council sent teams 
of fact finders to 91 of the 92 domestic 
dioceses to ask what the dioceses 
thought the mission of the Church 
should be for the next triennium, what 
the priorities should be, and how the 
program should be funded. 

"When the Executive Council visited 
the dioceses," Carr said, "and involved 
the Church leadership in the decision- 
making process, the result was a 
greater understanding of the Church 

program and the shaping of a program 
that dioceses can support." 

"If the dioceses which have not yet 
responded to the quotas exceed their 
quotas in an amount equal to the short- 
fall," he said, "or if dioceses which 
have pledged less than their quotas can 
raise their pledge, there will be a bal- 
anced commitment budget for the first 
time in the history of the Episcopal 

The total budget for 1974 is 
$13,625,732, of which $11,008,381 
is apportioned to the 93 U.S. dioceses. 
Other sources of income for the 1974 
budget are voluntary offerings by over- 
seas dioceses, trust fund income, spe- 
cial gifts, short term investments, and 
the lapsed balance from a previous 

, The Council approved a resolution 
that called for using the unspent por- 
tion of the 1973 budget, totalling 
$393,262.94, as income for the 1974 

April 1974 


Fund 'Raising Effort In Works: 

Council Earmarks $150,000 For 
Early Support Of Episcopalian 

The Executive Council of the Episco- 
pal Church voted to provide "up to 
$150,000 in 1974 in the Communica- 
tion budget" for The Episcopalian, 
Inc., "to ensure the continuation of 
publication through the initial stages of 
a fund-raising campaign to which the 
President and Board . . . have com- 
mitted themselves." 

Based on the results of a fact-find- 
ing visitation program which the Coun- 
cil conducted in the fall of 1972, which 
gave a low priority rating to the maga- 
zine, the Council declined to recom- 
mend the publication to the General 
Convention for funding in 1974. 

At its meeting last October, the Gen- 
eral Convention adopted a resolution 
authorizing the Council's Program 
Group on Communication "to work 
with The Episcopalian in developing an 
information system for the entire 

After extensive negotiations with the 
Program Group, the president and 
board of The Episcopalian, Inc., 
agreed to seek funding for continued 
publication outside the General Church 
Program budget. 

The Council's resolution stipulated 
that if "the fund-raising effort meets 
significant success, the advances from 
the Council during 1974 will be re- 
turned to the budget of the Program 
Group on Communication." If the, 
fund-raising endeavor fails, the presi- 
dent and the board of The Episco- 
palian, Inc., "have agreed to be re- 
sponsible for any costs involved in dis- 

Presiding Bishop-elect John M. Al- 
lin, former chairman of the Program 
Group on Communication, said that 
he will support the fund-raising effort 
of The Episcopalian, Inc., both by 

Wanta Dream? 

you ever wanted to be free to 
dream? And to build on those 
dreams with others? That's what 
will be doing at Kanuga this sum- 
mer — building a Christian Com- 
munity based on your dreams. 
This is the question, promise and 
hope behind this summer's Young 
People's Conference at Kanuga. 

Designed for junior and senior 
highs who have completed grades 
7, 8, 9, 10, or 11, the Young 
People's Conference, June 8-14, 
provides ample opportunity to get 
to know other people and share 
common concerns. Small group 
activity, decision-making by par- 
ticipants, significant worship and 
lots of recreation are the rich in- 
gredients that make up this excit- 
ing conference. 

The co-ordinators for this con- 
ference are The Rev. William M. 
Coolidge, Chapel of the Cross, 
Chapel Hill, and The Rev. Vin- 
cent Warner, St. John's Church, 
Roanoke, Va. Both are married 
and have children, and Bill 
Coolidge was active in last sum- 
mer's Young People's Confer- 

Registration requests may be 
sent to: KANUGA, P. O. Drawer 
250, Hendersonville, N. C. 28739. 

being accessible to potential donors 
and by encouraging the use of the pub- 
lication throughout the Church, as re- 
quested by General Convention. 

According to the resolution adopted 
by Council, the funds will be advanced 

Memorial Fund Set 
For Stephen Bayne 

NEW YORK— Some of the 
friends of the late Bishop Ste- 
phen F. Bayne, Jr., have initiated 
a move to establish an endowed 
chair in ascetical theology at the 
General Theological Seminary, 
New York City. 

Bishop Bayne, who had taught 
Christian mission and ascetical 
theology and had served as dean 
at the seminary, died on January 

Mrs. Bayne, Dean Roland Fos- 
ter and the Seminary trustees feel 
that this is an appropriate memo- 
rial since this was Bishop Bayne's 
lifelong devotion and his faculty 
responsibility at the time of his 

Dean Foster estimates that the 
cost of such an endowment will 
be $250,000. 

Friends who wish to respond 
may send checks to the Stephen F. 
Bayne, Jr. Memorial Fund, 175 
Ninth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 

quarterly but "only if necessary and 
upon request" of the publication. 

The program group noted that this is 
one of several attempts which will be 
made to communicate to every Episco- 
pal household. 

The Executive Council also adopted 
a resolution from the Program Group 
on Communication calling for "a six 
month budget of $35,810 for the work 
of a Committee on Records Collection, 
Preservation and Retrieval." This 
budget will make possible a contract 
with a consultant to develop and begin 
implementation of the program which 
was approved at the September, 1973 
meeting of the Council. The source of 
the funds for this budget will be recom- 
mended to the Council by the Develop- 
ment and Finance Committee at an 
upcoming meeting. 

10- Year Church Direction Discussed 

GREENWICH, Conn. — The Ex- 
ecutive Council of the Episcopal 
Church spent almost a full day discuss- 
ing the directipn it would like to see 
the Church go in the next decade and 

what resources would be necessary to 
get it there. 

The Council was responding to a 
resolution spon5ored by the Council it- 
self and adopted by the General Con- 

vention last fall in Louisville, Ky., 
which directed the Office of Develop- 
ment "to arrange visits and consulta- 
tions with representatives of parishes, 
dioceses, the national church, and 


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Was World War II Marine: 

Mrs. Bingley Named Director 
Of Presiding Bishop's Fund 

others, for the purpose of developing a 
strategy to release the human and fi- 
nancial resources of the church." The 
study is to be completed by February, 
1975, for action and implementation 
by the Council. 

The Council adopted several resolu- 
tions which set the study in motion. 

One resolution called for "the cor- 
porate wisdom of the Executive Coun- 
cil members" to consider certain sug- 
gested sample questions for the pur- 
pose of determining "where this Coun- 
cil is in terms of our answers to the 
questions," which relate to the future 
direction of the Episcopal Church's 

Also, the Council decided, there 
should "be a procedure to listen to the 
world apart from Church groups so 
that our response can be to that data 

In November, 1973, following the 
meeting of General Convention, Os- 
car C. Carr, Jr., vice president for de- 
velopment, called together the develop- 
ment advisory committee, which asked 
the Presiding Bishop and the President 
of the House of Deputies to exert chal- 
lenging leadership; affirmed the avail- 
able human and financial resources of 
the Church; and urged clear goals and 
objectives and a process that would in- 
volve the maximum number of people 
in order to release these resources. 

The Standing Committee on Fi- 
nance / Development in December, 
1973, endorsed in principle the report 
of the advisory committee and asked 
Mr. Carr to meet with a representative 
group of bishops to test the preliminary 
development strategy. 

In January, 1974, a design commit- 
tee, headed by Carr, met with 10 
bishops from various parts of the 
Church, who discussed the proposal 
and worked out several possible 

At the February meeting, the Coun- 
cil and others present discussed the 
proposed strategy in small groups. In 
addition to members of the Council, 
the ad hoc committees included Coun- 
cil staff, members of the press, and of- 
ficials of the Episcopal Church Foun- 

The Council's action did not commit 
it to a fund raising campaign, but 
rather to a study of the Episcopal 
Church's mission in the future and what 
human and financial resources will be 
necessary to accomplish this. 

A sub-committee of finance/de- 
velopment was formed to continue 

Mrs. Howard O. Bingley has been ap- 
pointed executive director of the Epis- 
copal Church's Presiding Bishop's 
Fund for World Relief by the Rt. Rev. 
John E. Hines, presiding bishop. She 
was recommended to this position by a 
nominating committee of the Board for 
the Fund. 

Mrs. Bingley has served as acting 
acting secretary for world relief since 


the Rev. Raymond Maxwell left the 
post in February, 1972. 

The world relief program of the 
Episcopal Church responds to disas- 
ters, to the needs of millions of refu- 
gees and supports church-related social 
service, education, and development 
around the world. 

Her responsibilities include dissemi- 
nating information and interpretation 
of all facets of the program — response 
to disasters, post-disaster relief and re- 

working on the proposal and to report 
to the Council at its June meeting. The 
members of the committee are: Bishop 
John M. Burgess of Massachusetts; Dr. 
Charles V. Willie of Syracuse, N. Y.; 
George T. Guernsey III of St. Louis; 
the Rev. John S. Spong of Richmond, 
Va.; Marcus A. Cummings of Cincin- 
nati; Mrs. John S. Jackson, Jr. of Lake 
Oswego, Ore.; the Rev. Robert R. 
Parks of New York City; Walker Tay- 
lor of Wilmington, N. C; and Carr, 
staff liaison. The committee will meet 
in mid-March in Washington, D. C. 

The text of the resolutions adopted 
by the Council is as follows : 


1 . We recognize that we are involved 

habilitation, refugee services, material 
aid, and long range development proj- 
ects. She is also responsible for pro- 
gram assistance to dioceses and par- 
ishes in developing diocesan world re- 
lief programs. 

A native of Connecticut, Marion 
Burton Bingley was raised in Boston. 
She is a graduate of Vassar College and 
later attended Windham House, a na- 
tional training center for Church- 
women in New York City, while gain- 
ing a master's degree in Christian edu- 
cation at Columbia University. 

For two years she was director of 
youth and Christian education for the 
Diocese of West Missouri, while also 
serving as youth advisor to the Seventh 

Since her marriage in 1952, she has 
served for two years as a member of 
the department of Christian education 
of the Diocese of New York. She also 
taught for three ypars at St. Mary's 
School for Indians in Springfield, S. D. 

During World War II Mrs. Bingley 
served in the U.S. Marine Corps Wom- 
en's Reserve as a link instrument in- 
structor in North Carolina and Vir- 

Mrs. Bingley's husband, the Rev. 
Howard O. Bingley, is rector of St. 
John's Church, Clifton, Staten Island, 
in the Diocese of New York. They have 
two teen-age daughters. 

in a year of study and data gathering 
to determine whether or not to launch 
a Campaign in February of 1975. 

2. We believe that the corporate wis- 
dom of the Executive Council members 
should be given to suggested sample 
questions and discover where this 
Council is in terms of our answers to 
the questions. 

3. We believe that in addition to sug- 
gested sample procedures there needs 
to be a procedure to listen to the world 
apart from Church groups so that our 
response can be to that data also. 

4. We believe a sub-committee of 
Finance and Development should be 
appointed to work between now and 
June to push this process on to the next 

April 1974 


Termed 'Major Milestone 

Bishops Mines, Allin Support 
Anglican-Catholic Commission 

NEW YORK (DPS) — Two lead- 
ers in the Episcopal Church in the 
U.S.A. have called the recently re- 
leased agreed statement on Ministry 
and Ordination of the Anglican-Roman 
Catholic International Commission "a 
second major milestone in the long 
journey toward reconciliation between 
our two Churches." 

The document, "Ministry and Or- 
dination: A Statement on the Doctrine 
of the Ministry Agreed by the Angli- 
can - Roman Catholic International 
Commission," was released on Decem- 
ber 13. The "first milestone," the his- 
tory-making "Agreed Statement on 
Eucharistic Doctrine," was issued a 
year ago. 

A statement issued by the Rt. Rev. 
John E. Hines, Presiding Bishop of the 
Episcopal Church, and the Rt. Rev. 
John M. Allin, chairman of the Joint 
Commission on Ecumenical Relations 
and Presiding Bishop-Elect, said "we 
are confident . . . that both statements" 
of the Commission "are in accord with 
the teaching and practice of the Epis- 
copal Church." 

The text of their statement is as fol- 

"The agreed statement on Ministry 
and Ordination of the Anglican-Roman 
Catholic International Commission is a 
second major milestone in the long 

journey toward reconciliation between 
our two Churches. 

"Like the first milestone, the Agreed 
Statement on Eucharistic Doctrine 
adopted a year ago, the new document 
is grounded in the Scriptures and the 
teaching and practice of the Christian 
Church for many centuries before An- 
glicans and Roman Catholics parted 
ways. Careful study by theologians and 
Church authorities will, we are confi- 
dent, show that both statements are in 
accord with the teaching and^ractice 
of the Episcopal Church. 

"The statement on the ministry will 
be welcomed by clergy and laity of the 
two Churches who have entered into 
covenant relationships at the local level 
and will stimulate the process of grow- 
ing together in faith and fellowship. 

"These statements belong to a wider 
ecumenical context. Convergence in 
understanding of the Holy Communion 
is exemplified in studies of the World 
and National Councils of Churches. 
The statement on ministry builds on 
the fact that both Churches cherish the 
ordained ministry of Bishops, priests 
and deacons, but it does not pre-judge 
the relation of this ministry to presby- 
terial and congregational forms or seek 
to confine the gifts of the Spirit to nar- 
row channels. 

"Our two Churches have made many 

Durham Station Asks 
$10,000 Action Grant 

RALEIGH— Bishop Eraser has 
been notified by Howard Quander of 
the Executive Council that an appli- 
cation for an emergency grant for 
$10,000 has been made by Station 
WAFR-FM of Durham. The request 
was filed under the grant capacity of 
the new Committee for Community 
Action and Human Development of the 
National Church. 

"A copy of the application is on its 
way to my office and I am in the pro- 
cess of appointing a committee of rec- 
tors and senior wardens of the 
churches in Durham to study this appli- 
cation and to advise the Standing Com- 
mittee which will, in turn, advise the 
Bishop," he announced in a recent 
memo to parish leaders throughout the 

judgmental statements about each 
other in the past. The task of reviewing 
the present relevance of such state- 
ments must begin with the under- 
standings of sacrament and ministry 
which we share today. More miles of 
doctrinal exploration lie ahead of us, 
including the difficult terrain of au- 
thority and primacy. 

"The good beginnings made so far 
are grounds for hope that in the not- 
too-distant future we shall be able to 
see in each other the fulness and in- 
tegrity of the one, holy, catholic and 
apostolic Church. When and if this 
happens, millions of Christian people 
will rejoice in the Lord." 

1976 Prayer Book Revision Underway 

reorganized structure of the Standing 
Liturgical Commission was set in mo- 
tion January 17 to complete the prep- 
aration of a Draft Revised Book of 
Common Prayer for the General Con- 
vention of 1976. 

The 20-member Commission, in- 
cluding five new members, held its 
first meeting of the triennium at the 
Roanridge Institute in Kansas City, 
Mo. It elected the Rt. Rev. Chilton 
Powell, Bishop of Oklahoma, chair- 
man; the Rev. Dr. Massey H. Shep- 
herd, Jr., of the Church Divinity School 
of the Pacific, Berkeley, Calif., vice- 

chairman; the Rev. Canon Charles M. 
Guilbert, custodian of the Book of 
Common Prayer, New York, secretary; 
and it set up 15 committees, including a 
Theological Committee to review - all 
the material produced by the Commis- 
sion and authorized for trial use. 

The Commission welcomed five new 
members appointed by the Presiding 
Bishop and the President of the House 
of Deputies: The Rt. Rev. E. Otis 
Charles, bishop of Utah; the Rt. Rev. 
Morgan B. Porteus, suffragan bishop 
of Connecticut; the Rev. William A. 
Dimmick, parislf priest, formerly of 
Tennessee and now of Southport, 

Conn.; the Very Rev. Robert H 
Greenfield, dean of the Cathedral in 
Portland, Ore.; and the Rev. Paul E. 
Langpaap, parish priest of Seattle, 

The other 12 members of the Com- 
mission, not mentioned above, whose 
terms have either not expired or who 
were reappointed by the Presiding 
Bishop and the President of the House 
of Deputies, are Dupuy Bateman, Jr., 
of Pittsburgh, Pa.; the Rev. Canon Lee 
M. Benefee of Nashville, Tenn.; 
James D. Dunning of New York; the 
Rev. Robert W. Estill of Alexandria, 
Va.; the Rev. Donald L. Garfield of 


The Churchman 

New York; Mrs. Virginia Harbour of 
Gambier, Ohio; the Rt. Rev. James W. 
Montgomery, the bishop of Chicago; 
the Rev. H. Boone Porter, Jr., direc- 
tor of the Roanridge Institute, Kansas 
City, Mo.; the Rev. Charles P. Price of 
Alexandria, Va.; the Rev. Bonnell 
Spencer, Order of the Holy Cross, West 
Park, N. Y.; Harrison Tillman of Val- 
dosta, Ga.; and the Rev. Richard Winn, 
parish priest of Philadelphia, Pa. 

The committee structure set up by 
the Commission is both "horizontal" 
and "vertical": the horizontal, or 
across-the-board, committees will ex- 
amine various aspects of the Draft Re- 
vised Book as a whole; the "vertical" 
committees will consider the several 
services or sections. 

Thus, a Theological Committee, 
under the chairmanship of the Rev. 
Charles P. Price of the Virginia Theo- 
logical Seminary will study the Draft 
Book as a whole from the point of view 
of its theology; a Committee on Style, 
the Rev. Canon Charles M. Guilbert, 
Chairman, will consider consistency 
and clarity of language and idiom of the 
Book as a whole; a Constitution and 
Canons Committee, under the chair- 
manship of Dupuy Bateman, will have 
the task of singling out all those fea- 
tures of the new services which may be 
in conflict with the existing legislation 
of the Episcopal Church; a Committee 
on Rubrics, under the chairmanship of 
Harrison Tillman, a lay reader, will 
examine the directions and suggestions 
in all of the services from the point of 
view of their clarity and consistency; 
another committee on the'Use of Holy 
Scripture, with the Rev. H. Boone Por- 
ter, Jr., as chairman, will study all of 
the lections and Psalms appointed in 
the various services to ensure that an 
adequate balance of biblical material is 
contained in the Book as a whole, and 
in particular, that no passages of spe- 
cial importance have been inadvert- 
ently omitted or too frequently dupli- 

A Legislative Committee, under the 
chairmanship of Dupuy Bateman, will 
study how the material of the draft 
Book may best be presented to the 
General Convention of 1976, in order 
to ensure the most expeditious and the 
most thorough study of all the material. 

The 1973 Convention decided to re- 
quest a Special Order of Business at the 
beginning of the 1976 Convention for 
the purpose of considering the draft 

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Order of the B.C.P., under the chair- 
manship of the Rev. Robert W. Estill, 
former rector of St. Albans, Washing- 
ton, now of the Virginia Theological 
Seminary, will study the contents and 
sequence of material in the future 
■Book, including prefatory material. 

Another "across-the-board" com- 
mittee, headed by the Rev. Donald L. 
Garfield, rector of St. Mary the Virgin, 
New York City, will study the question 
of "First Services," i.e. services that 
largely follow the traditional language 
and style of the present Book of Com- 
mon Prayer. ■ 

. It is the Commission's intention to 
propose that the future Prayer Book 
contain at least three services in "tra- 
ditional" language: the Eucharist, 
Morning and Evening Prayer, and the 
Burial of the Dead, as well as the Col- 

The "vertical" committees will be 
concerned with the review of separate 
rites or groups of rites. These include 
a Committee on the Holy Eucharist, 
with the Rt. Rev. James W. Mont- 
gomery as chairman; a Committee on 
the Daily Offices, the Rev. William A. 
Dimmick, chairman; a Committee on 
the Psalter, the Rev. Canon Charles M. 

Guilbert, chairman; a Committee on 
the Initiatory Rites with the Rev. Bon- 
nel Spencer acting as convener until a 
chairman is appointed; a Committee on 
Pastoral Offices, under the over-all 
chairmanship of James D. Dunning, 
and with several sub-committees re- 
sponsible for such pastoral offices as 
marriage, burial of the dead, ministry 
to the sick, etc., and a Committee 
on the Ordinal and Other Pontifical 
Rites with the Rev. H. Boone Porter, 
Jr., as chairman. 

In addition, a Committee on Educa- 
tional Materials, under the chairman- 
ship of Mrs. Virginia Harbour, will 
study all the services, including the 
Catechism, from the viewpoint of their 
use in Christian Education. 

The membership of the various com- 
mittees will be announced at a later 
date when their composition has been 

The Commission is assisted by the 
Rev. Leo Malania, co-ordinator, who 
is also vicar of St. David's Church, 
Queens, N. Y., and by Capt. Howard 
Galley, editorial assistant, a member of 
the training staff of the Church Army 
in the U. S- A. 

The Commission elected two repre- 

April 1974 


sentatives to the International Con- 
sultation on English Texts: the Rev. 
Massey H. Shepherd, Jr., and the Rev. 
Canon Charles M. Guilbert. 

Among its other actions, the Com- 
mission decided: 

To recommend to the Presiding 
Bishop and the President of the House 
of Deputies the reappointment of its 
reader-consultants to follow the work 
of all the committees and to contribute 
to the Commission's work by corre- 

To draw even more actively than in 
the past on the assistance of chairmen 
of Diocesan Liturgical Committees or 

To hold its next meeting in June 
1974, by which time it is hoped that 

and evangelism are today two of the 
most vital concerns of the Episcopal 

"Prayer and Evangelism" will be the 
theme of the 16th annual international 
conference of the Anglican Fellowship 
of Prayer scheduled for May 2-4, 1974 
in Minneapolis, Minn. 

The Anglican Fellowship of Prayer 
is a spearhead of the movement which 
brought spiritual renewal to large num- 
bers of people in the Church. 

Founded in the early days of World 
War II, in another "time of troubles," 
the "AFP" has for almost 30 years 
engaged in a great spiritual mission. 
They were times when the power of 
prayer and even the supernatural basis 
of the Faith was seriously questioned. 
AFP worked to return these to the 

A fellowship of prayer should have 
eroded away, but this one did not. God 
appeared to be calling the Church to 
return to the heart of her work — a 
life of union with God in prayer, wor- 
ship, and surrender. 

Now the mission of the Anglican 
Fellowship of Prayer has been vindi- 
cated. A remarkable change has come 
about in the Episcopal Church and in 
Christian life everywhere. Prayer and 

most of the working committees will 
have had sufficient opportunity to com- 
plete a substantial portion of their 

To reaffirm the pledge it made in its 
report to the 1973 General Convention 
"to keep all of this material, both old 
and new (authorized for trial use) 
under constant review in the light of 
comments, criticisms, and suggestions 
received from Bishops and the clergy of 
the Church. . . ." 

To make full use of the advice and 
co-operation of the newly created 
Standing Commission on Church 
Music, which was represented at the 
meeting by two of its members, the 
Ven. Frederic P. Williams of In- 
dianapolis, Ind., and the Rev. Nor- 
man C. Mealy of Berkeley, Calif. 

the power of the Risen Christ are at 
the center of a great hunger for re- 
newal. What the Fellowship has always 
offered is now eagerly sought. 

Founder and Director of AFP is 
Mrs. Helen S. Shoemaker. Mrs. Alex- 
ander Wiley is Co-Director. The Rev. 
Donald M. Hultstrand, rector of St. 
Paul's Church, Duluth, is Chairman of 
the AFP Board of Trustees. There are 
Field Representatives all over the USA 
and in Canada, England, Alaska, Aus- 
tralia, New Zealand, Africa, Korea, 
Taiwan, Polynesia, and Melanesia. 

Previous annual conferences have 
been held in Michigan, Virginia, Texas, 
Ontario, Missouri, New York, Florida. 
Minnesota will be a fitting scene for 
the 1974 conference. 

The Rt. Rev. Philip F. McNairy, 
Bishop of Minnesota, says, "The vi- 
tality of the spiritual experience is now 
being felt in the witness of our people. 
An increasing number of people are 
coming forward asking for greater in- 
volvement than simply pew-sitting in 

"The Church is 'we.' I believe that 
we are on the threshold of Mission as a 
major emphasis in our diocesan life." 

Minnesota also has many active 
prayer groups, cursillistas, and charis- 
matic fellowships, and they will be 
commending the conference to God's 

New Grants Come 
To St. Augustine s 

RALEIGH— Dr. Prezell R. Robin- 
son, president of Saint Augustine's Col- 
lege, announces two grants received 
recently. Trustees of the Arthur Vining 
Davis Foundation approved a grant to 
Saint Augustine's in the amount of 
$25,000 as a contribution to the Col- 
lege Capital Campaign Fund. 

The James E. and Mary Z. Bryan 
Foundation, Inc., has established at 
Saint Augustine's College an endowed 
memorial scholarship fund to be known 
as the James E. and Mary Z. Bryan 
Scholarship Fund, with an initial con- 
tribution of $2,500 for the 1974-75 
academic year. 

gracious love and empowerment. 

In a sense the 1974 conference will 
be "homecoming" for several partici- 
pants. The leader of the conference 
will be the Rt. Rev. Charles T. Gaskell, 
Bishop of Milwaukee, who once served 
parishes in Minnesota. The banquet 
speaker, the Rt. Rev. Austin Pardue, 
retired Bishop of Pittsburgh, was once 
rector of Gethsemane Church, scene of 
the 1974 Conference. 

Bishop Gaskell,. one of the newest 
bishops in the Church, became Dioce- 
san of Milwaukee in January 1974. Im- 
mediately before his election he served 
as Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. 
Luke in Orlando, Florida; where he was 
host to the 1973 AFP Conference. 

He has said, "The rude frontiers of 
earlier days, bursting with missionary 
potential, have been replaced by so- 
phisticated, urbanized culture. Yet this 
very culture marks a new frontier of 
missionary opportunities in fields white 
to the harvest." 

Bishop Pardue is a happy choice for 
the banquet speaker. He was one of 
the founding fathers of the Anglican 
Fellowship of Prayer and is one of its 
leading lights. 

The conference will be held at Geth- 
semane Church and at the Leamington 
Hotel which is one block from the 
church. It will feature addresses by 
Bishop Gaskell and Bishop Pardue as 
well as workshops on Personal Disci- 
pline in Prayer, Roadblocks to Prayer, 
the Priest and the Prayer Group, Pray- 
er Unites Those Who Differ, Prayer 
and Response, Prayer and Healing, 
Prayer and Evangelism, and a work- 
shop for young people. 

Spiritual Mission Continues: 

Prayer And Evangelism Theme 
For Minneapolis Conference 


The Churchman 

While Charlotte Husbands Tend Kids: 

St. Christopher's Wives At Retreat 

St. Christopher's, Charlotte 

CHARLOTTE — In the spring of 
1973 five women from St. Christo- 
pher's Episcopal Church at Charlotte 
were driving home from a diocesan 
ECW retreat and the idea of "a con- 
ference for women of our own parish" 
presented itself. 

Twenty three women from St. Chris- 
topher's, as a consequence, recently 
spent the weekend at the Ter- 
races in Southern Pines for a confer- 
ence on "To Be A Woman." Almost 
a' year's planning went into this con- 
ference. A committee headed by Ruth 
Guall and Jackie Hill researched, 
planned and conducted sessions on the 
changing roles of women. 

Husbands, relatives or friends cared 
for 39 children left at home. An at- 
mosphere of Christian education. 
Christian worship and Christian living 
prevailed at the Terraces. Members of 
the conference conducted worship ser- 
vices except Sunday Holy Communion 
. . . when those present walked to Em- 
manuel Church in Southern Pines for 
the 8 a. m. service. 

Time was spent studying, discussing, 
reading, learning and sharing. There 
was time for those present to get to 
know each other well. They were away 
from home. Their responsibilities 
were lessened with no meals to plan 
or cook, no dishes to wash and no one 
to even spill milk! 

About half of the women were at- 
tending their first church conference 
and about half were leaving husbands 
and children for the first time. 

Laughter filled the Terraces. Casual- 
ness was the order of the day. Growing 
relationships were evident. The feeling 
of strong Christian community grew. 
The affirmation of womanhood was 

The experience of a local parish 
group of women in conference is ex- 
citing. Programs, schedule, carpools 
... so many details have to be planned. 
Talent and ideas and leaders were gen- 
erated by those present. The conference 
was planned to meet their needs as 
those present saw them. 

It was pleasing to learn that hus- 
bands had managed to get to church 

on Sunday with all the children in 
matched socks . . . but it was happiness 
and joy to have them welcome the con- 
ference attendees back home. 

Other parishes and missions in- 

ATLANTA (DPS) — The first na- 
tional all-denomination Conference on 
Contemporary Church Music will be 
held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 
Atlanta, Ga., April 16-20. 

The Rev. Charles A. Sumners, Jr., 
of St. Luke's, a well known liturgical 
authority in popular folk mass worship, 
will act as coordinator. Under his guid- 
ance, several famous guest artists, com- 
posers and lecturers, including Peter 
Yarrow, Malcolm Williamson, Avery 
and Marsh, Father Norman O'Connor, 
and Father Ian Mitchell have been as- 
sembled to lead the many planned 
workshops, demonstrations and con- 
certs that will dominate the five-day 

As a special added attraction a com- 
posing competition will be held as part 
of the conference. The competition will 
be in two parts. The first category will 
be for a setting of the Mass in a popu- 
lar idiom, i.e., folk, jazz, rock, etc. The 
setting will be judged on the criteria of 
ease of congregational learning and 
flexibility of instrumentation, as well as 

Hold Secular Jobs: 

ATLANTA (DPS) — During the 
past year there has developed in the 
Diocese of Atlanta a fellowship of non- 
stipendiary clergy numbering about 30 
active members. The new group meets 
monthly and is made up mostly of 
priests, but includes several permanent 
deacons, and all of them, deacons and 

terested in further details on the St. 
Christopher's experience may contact 
Mrs. Conrad Wease, ECW President, 
St. Christooher's Episcopal Church, 
P. O. Box 15482, Charlotte 28210. 

the basic criteria of melodic line and 
construction. The prize will be a maxi- 
mum of $1,000 cash. 

The second category will be for the 
best original hymn (words and music) 
with a maximum prize of $200 cash. 
The same criteria will apply. The com- 
petition will be judged by a panel of 
laymen, plus the guest artist panel for 
the conference. Additional informa- 
tion closing date and Mass texts can be 
obtained by writing to the Rev. Charles 
Sumners, Jr. 

This marks the first time that a coor- 
dinated national gathering of musi- 
cians, clergy and lay persons will be 
conducted to share, perform and define 
new directions in popular church music 
worship. Members of churches working 
in this area or who plan to do so are 
invited to attend. To register and find 
out about reserved room hotel 
accommodations, contact: The Rev. 
Charles A. Sumners, Jr., St. Luke's 
Church, 435 Peachtree St., NE, At- 
lanta, Ga. 30308, Tel. (404) 873- 

priests, earn, their living in secular em- 

The Rev. Walter Smith, who a few 
years ago left the parish ministry 
for full-time counselling and who is 
convenor of the non-stipendiary clergy, 
described the group. "Ten years ago," 
he said, "if a priest left the parish min- 

Contemporary Church Music Is 
Subject Of Atlanta Conference 

30 Non-Stipendiary Clergymen 
Form Atlantic-Based Fellowship 

April 1974 


istry he was treated as if he had re- 
signed from the ministry. Today, how- 
ever," he added, "some men feel that 
they can continue their ministry outside 
normal parish channels." 

In telHng of the origin of the new 
fellowship of non-stipendiary clergy, 
Mr. Smith said, "About a year ago a 
group of us approached the bishop (the 
Rt. Rev. Bennett J. Sims) asking for 
some recognition. At the bishop's sug- 
gestion, a study to determine the need 
was made and 25 expressed a desire to 

join a group." Smith explained, "Some 
of these are canonically resident, but 
most are not. All want to be able to 
express their ministry and most of them 
have some special skill needing to be 

The group gathered at the bishop's 
house and at first set up a program call- 
ing for quarterly meetings. However, 
they had so much to talk about that 
they soon decided on a monthly meet- 

One of their first acts was to malce 

a list of everyone's interest and skill 
and to make the list available to paro- 
chial clergy, and formally to offer their 
assistance. One is a lawyer, another an 
accountant, several" are teachers, two 
are psychologists and they have offered 
their skills. 

The result is a growing usefulness. 
The non-stipendiaries are receiving 
personal fulfillment, they are a ready 
source of supply and assistance to the 
parish clergy, and the Church is en- 
riched by their ministry. 

The Tar Heel DioSCENE 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Lenten Programs — A survey of 
some of the more unusual special pro- 
grams offered in the Diocese this Lent 
... At Trinity Church, Statesville, the 
theme is "Contemporary Spirituality," 
or "How can We Preserve and Nour- 
ish our Spirits and Still Live in the 
Modern World?" The programs, fol- 
lowing weekly suppers, include the 
movie, "Future Shock," with discussion 
on how persons are dehumanized and 
despiritualized by the modern world; 
three evenings led by the Rev. Robert 
Ladehoff of St. Christopher's, Char- 
lotte, on "How Meditation, Worship 
and Prayer Strengthen our Spiritual 
Lives"; a week-end visit from Father 
Harold Payne of Holy Cross Monas- 
tary in New York, who will preach on 
contemporary spirituality from the 
point of his vocation. The Rev. 
Clay H. Turner is rector. ... At St. 
Mary's, High Point, the topic will be 
"The Sting of Death," a study course 
on death and bereavement. The course 
will be led by the associate rector, the 
Rev. John Abraham. The Rev. William 
Price is rector. Questions to be dealt 
with include preparation to make for 
those left behind at death; expectations 
of bereaved from members of church 
when death occurs; usual procedure at 
funerals and funeral homes; the 
Church's response to death; decisions 
to be faced by bereaved families; the 
uniqueness of death and its similarity 
to other experiences. ... At St. Steph- 
en's, Oxford, the program is based on 
Bishop Eraser's sermon at the Conven- 
tion, with the theme "How We Use The 
Basis Of The Christian Faith In Our 

Lives." Sponsored each week by a dif- 
ferent parish organization, the subjects 
include prayer, the Bible, Morals and 
ethics, theology and worship. The Rev. 
Harrison Simons is rector. . . . St. 
Timothy's, Wilson, offers a program on 
Christian Community. Sessions will ex- 
plore its biblical and historical basis; 
its contemporary concept, with oppor- 
tunities for experimental learning 
through worship planned by the group, 
shared meals, etc. The Rev. John O. 
Steed, associate rector, will be leader. 
The Rev. John Gray is rector. . . . St. 

Andrew's, Charlotte, offers a broader 
selection, with five small group gather- 
ings following a supper. Included are 
Bible study, parents anonymous; 
growth and discovery class (a continu- 
ing group); Christian service in the 
community; and problems of Christian 
decision in everyday life. The Rev. 
David Woodruff is rector. ... In Win- 
ston-Salem, St. Anne's adult seminar 
class will focus on "The Human Ex- 
perience and Hopelessness," a six-week 
course led by Dr. Wes Hood, professor 
of Educational Psychology at Wake 

To Remain In N. Y. 

Trustees Back 
Merger Plan 

NEW YORK (DPS)— The Board 
of Trustees of the General Theological 
Seminary at their recent annual meet- 
ing gave positive approval for the 
physical merger of the Philadelphia Di- 
vinity School with the Episcopal Theo- 
logical School .in Cambridge, Mass. 
The General Seminary is to remain an 
independent but cooperating member 
of the consortium. 

In this action the trustees also re- 
affirmed the previous faculty decision 
to remain in New York City and to use 
the resources available in this urban 
center to provide a comprehensive pro- 
gram of theologfcal education. The 
Trustees were emphatic in their desire 

that the General Seminary be a coop- 
erative and active partenr in ECTENE 
feeling that GTS has a vital role to 
play in working out joint programs and 

The plans for merger are well under- 
way with the new institution to be 
known as Episcopal Divinity School 
(EDS). A member of the General 
Seminary faculty, the Rev. Dr. 
Richard W. Corney, is actively engaged 
as a member of the joint committee 
considering the curriculum of the new 

The decision on the ECTENE pro- 
posal was made after a careful and 
thorough study initiated by the Board 
at its meeting in May 1973. At that 
time a special committee was formed 
which met through the summer and fall 
of last year to discuss and evaluate the 
implications of the plan for GTS. The 
morning of the day of the recent 
Annual Meeting was devoted to a 
discussion of the proposal by the entire 
Board. Some 35 members of the 
Board took part in the discussion and 
final decision. 

The Churchman 

Forest University. The adult Labora- 
tory Group, will base its study on a 
book by John Powell, S.J., entitled 
Why Am I Afraid to Tell you Who I 
am?, led by John Shields. The Rev. 
David Fargo is rector. . . . St. Philip's, 
Durham, will have as its major study 
offering an overview of the core of the 
Church's faith, called "The Teaching." 
This is based on the parish's recendy- 
developed plan for action in Christian 
learning. In addition, the Sunday ser- 
mons will follow the theme of the 
weekly doctrinal teaching. Lenten 
family suppers and worship will also 
be offered. The Rev. Eugene Bollinger 
is rector. 

Associate Rector — Christ Church, 
Charlotte, has announced that the Rev. 
John Mojfett Smith will become their 
new associate rector, coming to Char- 
lotte in June. He is at present chaplain 
and chairman of the Religion Depart- 
ment of Episcopal High School in 
Alexandria, Va. He is a graduate of 
Exeter Academy, Duke University, and 
Virginia Seminary, Alexandria. He 
served as chaplain at West Virginia 
University and assistant rector of Trin- 
ity Church, Morgantown, and as as- 
sociate rector of Trinity Church, Exe- 
ter, N. H. He is married to the former 
Eleanor Boothe of Alexandria and they 

have three children, Douglas, Cather- 
ine and Sarah Elizabeth. 

Book of Windows — Church of the 
Good Shepherd, Raleigh, has received 
a book of photographs of its stained 
glass windows. It was given by Dr. 
Sarah M. Lemmon and Miss Mary 
Frances Hester who did the photogra- 
phy and the research about the donors, 
those memorialized and the dates of 
installation. The Rev. Louis Melcher 
is rector. 

Anniversary — The Rev. Carl Her- 
man, rector of St. Andrew's, Greens- 
boro, celebrated in February the 30th 
anniversary of his ordination to the 
priesthood. The parish bulletin for the 
anniversary date quoted from the Jour- 
nal of official acts of the Rt. Rev. Ed- 
win A. Penick, fifth bishop of the Epis- 
copal Diocese of North Carolina, for 
the year 1944: "February 17 — 10:30 
a.m., St. Stephen's Church Erwin: 
Celebrated the Holy Communion and 
ordained to the priesthood the Rev. 
Carl Franklin Herman, deacon. The 
Rev. F. Craighill Brown preached the 
sermon. The candidate was presented 
by the Rev. James M. Dick. The Rev. 
David W. Yates read the Litany. The 
epistler was the Rev. Charles F. Wulf, 
and the gospeler the Rev. Wm. Moul- 

trie Moore. The above-named presby- 
ters, and also the following joined with 
me in the laying on of hands; Chaplain 
William P. Price, Chaplain Treadwell 
Davidson, the Rev. Messrs, John Q. 
Beckwith, Jr., and Ray Holder. Mr. 
Herman becomes rector of St. Steph- 
en's Parish, Erwin, and priest-in-charge 
of St. Paul's, Smith, and St. Gabriel's, 
Selma, effective today." With the ex- 
ception of the Rev. William Price, rec- 
tor of St. Mary's, High Point, and who 
was chaplain at Fort Bragg at the time 
of Mr. Herman's ordination, Mr. Her- 
man has been canonically resident in 
the Diocese longer than any other ac- 
tive priest, and is next in hne to Mr. 
Price in date of ordination. Mr. Price 
was ordained to the priesthood in 
1940, and came to the Diocese in 
1939. Mr. Herman became canoni- 
cally resident in 1943, prior to his 1944 
ordination to the priesthood. 

Death Study — Dr. Harmon Smith 
of Durham and Duke University, and a 
member of St. Luke's Parish there, has 
been appointed by Bishop Eraser to 
the diocesan Commission on the Min- 
istry and to chair a study on the sub- 
ject of death with dignity. The commit- 
tee was set up by the 1974 diocesan 
convention to report to the 1975 con- 

Kanuga's Summer Youth Influx Near 

part of June will see the beginning of 
a stream of boys and girls coming to 
Camp Kanuga that lasts all summer 
long. Many of these youngsters return 
because of past happy experiences. 
Others come for the first time to begin 
a summer-after-summer relationship 
that influences their lives on throu^ 
adulthood. Smiling faces, competent 
staff, unexcelled facilities and healthful 
activities go into this total experience 
for growing boys and girls, 8-15 years 

Camp Kanuga has a ten-week season 
made up of four sessions. Two of the 
sessions are three weeks — June 8-28 
and July 13-August 2. The other two 
sessions are two weeks — June 29-JuIy 
12 and August 3-16. The cost is mod- 
est and the space is limited. Many 
campers had to postpone their summer 
experience at Camp Kanuga last year 
because of unprecendented registra- 

Camp Kanuga's Christian outlook 
and unique setting make it possible for 
each camper to be himself, love him- 
self for what he is, and learn to live 
with arid enjoy the friendship of others. 
Hiking, water ^orts, handcrafts, field 
sports, social events, outdoor worship 
and other special activities add up to 
a summer not soon forgotten. 

Meanwhile, skills for working with 
all age groups in the parish is the sub- 
ject matter; seeing and doing is the 
method at Kanuga's Christian Educa- 
tion Conferences this summer. Last 
summer's enthusiastic response ac- 
counts for the scheduling of two con- 
ferences again this summer. The Chris- 
tian Education Conferences dates are 
June 15-21 and July 6-12. The confer- 
ences begin on Saturday and close on 
Friday, eliminating the need for Sun- 
day travel. 

During these two sessions each par- 
ticipant devotes a portion of the week 

to working with a particular age group. 
Other time is devoted to an assortment 
of electives made up of useable skills 
and ideas in areas such as worship, 
drama, music, curriculum development 
and dance. Many pertinent topics make 
up the conference subject matter: the- 
ology, educational philosophy and psy- 
chology, skills development, sexuality, 
training for effective parenting and, 
more. In all this, the major concern is 
the life of the parish — today's topics 
and useable techniques. 

Dr. John H. Westerhoff, associate 
professor of religion and education, 
Duke Divinity School, highlights a 
varied staff for the first conference. 
The Rt. Rev. Philip A. Smith, bishop 
- of New Hampshire, provides leadership 
with a competent staff for the second 
conference. Clergymen, church educa- 
tors, artists and others round out these 
faculty groups. 

April 1974 


In Address At St. Augustine's: 

Mayor Defends Role Of Black College 

RALEIGH — "Saint Augustine's 
College stands today as one of the most 
beautiful campuses in this country and 
is improving daily its physical facilities 
to better serve the students, faculty and 
community." This is what Raleigh 
Mayor Clarence E. Lightner told the 
audience as he spoke here recently on 
the occasion of the 107th anniversary 
of the college. 

"This college is special," for few pri- 
vate colleges or universities, regardless 
of size, can state that they are operating 
in the black, and free from deep finan- 
cial trouble. This is not to imply that 
there are no problems, but rather that 
the problems are being met head on, 
and handled in a business-like man- 
ner," he added. 

"Those of you who know me, know 
that I am a firm believer of an inte- 
grated society," Mayor Lightner said. 
"But I feel that those who see the exis- 
tence of colleges for minorities as a 
contradiction of integration, believe in 
a doctrine of integration that I describe 
as an insidious doctrine of white su- 

"That kind of concept of integration 
says that the ' only kinds of schools, 
that can be good schools, are schools 
under control of white people. That 
kind of concept of integration says the 
only kinds of neighborhoods, that can 
be good, substantial neighborhoods, are 
neighborhoods that are majority white 
with just a few minorities sprinkled in," 
Lightner continued. 

"No one raised a question about the 
Jewishness of Brandeis University. No- 
body raises the question about the le- 
gitimacy of the existence of a George- 
town or a Notre Dame, and the Catho- 
licness of them. Nobody even thinks 
about the White Anglo-Saxon Protes- 
tantness of Harvard and Yale. I have 
very high regard for those institutions, 
and would do what I could to support 
them; but I still want to know by what 
process or reasoning does one dare to 
question the legitimacy of the existence 
of the Black Colleges?" 

Lightner said that black colleges 
have become an issue only recently, but 
they must exist, "because, in most in- 
stances predominandy white colleges 
have not demonstrated their desire or 
ability to recruit and graduate students 

of color in sufficient numbers." 

Lightner stated that "there is a 
strong indication that enrollment of 
black students in predominantly white 
colleges is temporarily off, partly be- 
cause federal tuition grants are drying 
up and partly because many schools 
were more interested in tokenism that 
looked good for federal civil rights offi- 

He declared that Black Colleges are 
needed and must be sustained. He 
urged the Saint Augustine's College 
students to become more interested in 
politics. He said, "you young people 
that come into politics and government, 
have the opportunity of being an infu- 
sion of morality, ethics, and commit- 
ment to principle into the political 
arena, which is so dreadfully needed. 
We need new fresh faces in office that 
will demonstrate that political office 
means more than merely amassing 
personal power, but rather they are 
aware of the concerns of all citizens 
and will seek solutions to their prob- 

The audience gave Mayor Lightner 
a standing ovation, following his intro- 
duction by President Prezell R. Robin- 

WINTER PARK, Fla. — Unity 
without conformity" seems to be the 
theme developing for a loosely-knit 
group known as PEWSACTION. The 
word "PEWSACTION" stands for 
Prayer, Evangelism, Witness, Study 
and Action (Service) in the name of 
Christ. The groups working together 
under this banner are various church 
organizations which promote and up- 
hold those areas of interest which com- 
pose PEWSACTION's name. 

The alliance' first become evident 
at General Convention in Louisville 
when 10 organizations located their 
display booths adjacent to one another. 
They also provided in the same area 
two additional booths, one for interces- 
sory prayer on behalf of the Conven- 
tion, the other for witnessing and fel- 

son. A Distinguished Citizen Award 
was presented by Dr. Robinson, to 
Mayor Lightner, and Mrs. Lightner, 
who he said was the inspiration behind 
the achievements of the Mayor. 

The honorary degree. Doctor of Hu- 
mane Letters was conferred upon Jo- 
seph Grover Gordon, M.D. of Win- 
ston-Salem. Dr Gordon was cited as an 
eminent physician, dedicated educator, 
faithful layman, and outstanding civic 
and social leader. He is currendy direc- 
tor of the department of radiology at 
Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hos- 
pital in Winston-Salem. Dr. Gordon 
was presented to Dr. Robinson for the 
citadon by William Joslin, chairman of 
the executive committee of the Saint 
Augustine's College Board of Trustees. 

Dr. Roundtree, vice president for 
academic affairs at St. Augusdne's 
College, presided over the program. 

Music was furnished by the College 
Band and College Choir under the di- 
rection of Harold Jeffreys and Dr. 
Addison Reed, respecdvely. 

The prelude was played by Jack L. 
Biggers, college organist. Invocation 
and benediction were given by, The 
Rev. Clyde E. Beatty, college chaplain. 

At Louisville the participating or- 
ganizations were the Anglican Fellow- 
ship of Prayer, Bible Reading Fellow- 
ship, Brotherhood of St. Andrew, Con- 
ference on the Religious Life in the 
USA, Daughters of the King, the Epis- 
copal Center for Evangelism, Faith 
Alive, Fellowship of Witness, Fish, and 
The Fishermen, Inc. Subsequently, 
Fish withdrew from PEWSACTION 
because it is not "a visible organiza- 
tion" but an idea around which hun- 
dreds of local service units have been 

The latest addition to PEWSAC- 
TION is New Life, a magazine focusing 
on evangelism and personal religion. 
Several other organizadons have ex- 
pressed an interest in becoming a part 

PEWSACTION is making a coordi- 

Vnity Without Conformity Is 
New 'Pewsaction Group Concept 


The CKurchman 

nated effort to focus the attention of 
the whole Church on the Christian fun- 
damentals which it represents. Its em- 
phasis is on neither piety nor social 
action, but rather a plea for a balanced 
approach, for putting first things first 
in the mission of the Church. 

A post-Convention meeting of 
PEWSACTION organizations was held 
in December in Maryland. There a de- 
cision was made to continue to work 
together toward another cooperative 
effort at the 1976 General Convention 
in Minneapolis. There, as at Louisville, 
the participating groups will express 

NEW YORK (DPS) — At a recent 
meeting of the Board for the Presiding 
Bishop's Fund for World Relief (PBF) 
of the Episcopal Church, grants total- 
ing $29,000 were made for relief and 
development work. 

The grants were made for: 

Sahel (Sub-Sahara West Africa), 
$5,000. This area, comprising the six 
countries of former French West Af- 
rica (Chad, Mauritania, Upper Volta, 
Senegal, Mali and Niger), Ethopia and 
Botswana, has suffered severe drought 
for six years, leaving a famine and a 
threat of starvation and health de- 
terioration for millions of people, 
mostly of nomadic tribes. In spite of 
responses from world governments and 
relief agencies, the need continues to be 

Chilean. Refugees, $1,000. Follow- 
ing the military coup in September, 
there has been a need for asylum for 
thousands of refugees, not only leftist 
Chileans, but many Latin Americans 
from South and Central American 
countries who had sought refuge in 
Chile. Bishop J. Antonio Ramos of 
Costa Rica is trying to re-settle 200 
refugees in his area, and the U.S. State 
Department has been asked by an 
agency of Church World Service to al- 
low the 80-120 refugees who have 
stated U.S. preference for relocation to 
be admitted. The U.S. government has 
taken no action thus far. This grant is 
in addition to $1,000 previously sent. 

Anglican High School (for girls), 
Granada, British West Indies, $1,000. 
The only non-Roman Catholic sec- 
ondary school for girls in St. George's, 
the school was completely destroyed 

their "unity without conformity": un- 
animity in serving the Church, but di- 
versity in emphases and approaches to 

In the meanwhile, PEWSACTION 
will not be idle. Already in the prepara- 
tion stage is the National Episcopal Re- 
newal Conference to be held at the 
Cathedral Church of St. Philip, in At- 
lanta, Ga., October 9-12, 1974. 

Officers of PEWSACTION are: 
Mrs. Helen S. Shoemaker, chairman; 
Fred C. Gore, vice chairman; Miss 
Hattie Bunting, secretary; and Rob- 
ert B. Pond, treasurer. 

by fire in October, 1972. The Diocese 
of Chicago, companion diocese to 
Windward Islands, has contributed 
$5,000 toward the $100,000 building 

Southern Brazil — Institute de 
Menores, Canagacu, R.S., $2,000. This 
farm school for boys is jointly sup- 

ECW Meets 
April 30 

HIGH POINT— The 92nd an- 
nual meeting of the Episcopal 
Churchwomen of the Diocese of 
North Carolina opens here with 
an 11:30 a.m. board meeting on 
Tuesday, April 30 at St. Mary's 
Church. The Rt. Rev. W. Moul- 
trie Moore, suffragan bishop of 
the Diocese, will attend. 

Registration begins at 12:30 
p.m. with the opening session at 
2:30 p.m. in the education build- 
ing. A 7:00 p.m. dinner follows in 
the parish hall. 

An 8:30 p.m. Holy Com- 
munion is planned in the church. 
The sermon will be delivered by 
Dr. G. R. Selby of Manchester, 
England and the United Thank 
Offering will be received. 

A 9:30 a.m. business session is 
on tap for Wednesday, May 1 
with adjournment scheduled fol- 
lowing a noon luncheon in the 
parish hall. 

Mrs. Eric Flannaghan of Hen- 
derson, ECW president, will pre- 
side at the two-day meeting. 

Bishop Corral Nomed 
To New Honduros Post 

NEW YORK (OPS) — The Rt. 
Rev. John E. Hines, presiding bishop 
of the Episcopal Church, has an- 
nounced the appointment of the Rt. 
Rev. Anselmo Carral-Solar, Bishop of 
the Missionary Diocese of Guatemala, 
as Bishop-in-Charge of the Missionary 
Diocese of Honduras. Bishop Carral 
will serve both dioseses. 

The appointment came as a result of 
recommendations by the Rt. Rev. 
A. Ervine Swift, rector of St. Gregory's 
Church, Boca Raton, Fla., and assist- 
ant bishop in the Diocese of South- 
east Florida, and former bishop of 
Puerto Rico. Bishop Swift spent several 
months in Honduras, at the request of 
the Presiding Bishop, doing an on-the- 
spot study of the needs of the Epis- 
copal Church in Honduras, which has 
four parishes and 478 baptized per- 

The Missionary Diocese of Hon- 
duras was formerly attached to Guate- 
mala and prior to that was a part of 
the Diocese of Central America, cre- 
ated at the time of the transfer of the 
jurisdictions in these Central Ameri- 
can republics to the American Church 
by the Church in the Province of the 
West Indies. 

Bishop Carral, a native of Cuba and 
now a U.S. citizen, was elected bishop 
of Guatemala in November, 1972, by 
the House of Bishops, and consecrated 
in January, 1973, in Guatemala City. 
At the time of his election to the epis- 
copacy. Bishop Carral was associate 
rector of San Marcos Church and 
chaplain at the University of Panama 
and the Bellavista Children's Home, 
Panama City, Panama. 

ported by the Brazilian Episcopal 
Church (Igreja Episcopal do Brasil) 
and the Brazilian government, though 
additional assistance for food and 
clothing is needed. 

Diocese of Northern Philippines — 
Revolving Fund for Rural Coopera- 
tives, $20,000. As a first venture in the 
development field, in line with the new 
guidelines set for the PBF, a revolving 
fund in the amount of $20,000 was au- 
thorized for rural cooperatives. This 
-project, launched in 1970, received a 
grant of $9,750 in 1972 from the Gen- 
eral Convention Special Program of the 
Episcopal Church. 

Grants Totaling $29,000 Made 
From Presiding Bishop's Fund 

April 1974 


Readership Questionnaire 

Editor's Note: In a continuing effort to improve the usefulness of The N. C. Churchman to 
its readers and to the Diocese of North Carolina the Editorial Board is once again inviting readers 
to participate in a readership study . . . similar to one conducted two years ago this spring. Our 
readers are encouraged to fill out the below questionnaire, tear it out and mail it to: Churchman 
Survey, P. O. Box 647, Raleigh, North Carolina 27602. 

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News Of Diocese 

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EYC Coverage 

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Bishops Letter: 

Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 

Editor and Chairman, 
Division of Information 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London, Mrs. 
Margaret Darst Smith and Miss 
Terri Love 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 64 

May, 1974 

No. 5 

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Our Lord Is With Us 

Dear Brethren : 

The current Easter Season hopefully is a time when we have a vivid and 
meaningful experience of the Risen Christ. The Gospel writers relate a number 
of stories which tell how the Disciples encountered their Lord. To me, one 
of the most appealing of these is the one which Luke records for us in the 
twenty-fourth chapter. He tells us that two of the disciples, one named 
Cleopas and his companion, were traveling from Jerusalem to a village called 
Emmaus when our Lord joined them, but they did not recognize Him. 

How often it is true that Jesus our Lord is with us when sometimes we 
are not aware of His presence. We are not looking for Him, and we do not 
expect Him. The Good News of the Gospel is that He is looking for us when 
we are not looking for Him. He comes to us even when we are running away 
from Him as was the case with the Disciples in the Gospel story. He comes to 
us in our disappointments, in our loneliness, our frustration, and our pain. 
He identifies with our experience. He listens to us and then He teaches us 
what we ought to know and do if we are to know the joy of His presence 
and the strength of His love. 

The Disciples could not understand a Christ who had come to suffer and to 
die. They believed that if He were really the Messiah He should not have 
experienced defeat and death; but Jesus explained to them that the greatest 
thing love could do was to suffer and die for the sake of the beloved. 

Several years ago when I was in Jerusalem, I was impressed by the close 
proximity between the spot where Jesus was crucified and the tomb from which 
God raised Him from the dead. Crucifixion and Resurrection can't be 
separated. In other words, we can't have Resurrection without the cross. We 
can't have the triumph of love without the death of love. This fact was difficult 
for the Disciples to understand. They still did not recognize who it was that 
was speaking to them. 

It was not until they invited Jesus into their home, and He took the bread, 
blessed it, and broke it and gave it to them that their eyes were opened, and 
they knew Him. 

This is the one way we can always be sure of meeting the Risen Lord. 
We know Him not by the way He speaks to us, because He speaks to us in 
so many and varied ways. We can't be sure where we shall meet Him for He 
suddenly confronts us in places we never expected to see Him. There is one 
place where we can always be sure to meet Him, and that is in the Breaking 
of the Bread. Here is where Christians have never failed to meet Him all 
down through the centuries. 

The experience of meeting the Risen Lord in the Breaking of the Bread filled 
the Disciples with such joy that it propelled them out into the world to declare 
with conviction, "The Lord is Risen indeed. He has made Himself known to 
us in the Breaking of the Bread." 

My prayer for the people of this Diocese is that this may happen to everyone 
of us. 

Thanks be to God. „ , „ 

Faithfully yours, 

W. Moultrie Moore, Jr. 

Our Readers Write 

Editor, The Churchman: 

I would like to express my concern and interest for the seminar which was 
recently held at the Terraces, in Southern Pines. 

Recently, for two wonderful days, I was able to partake and be a part of 
a most memorable experience of fellowship, worship, comradeship, and personal 

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The Churchman 

Self-Supporting Ministries, Churches Without Buildings Needed: 

Problem Of 'Clergy Bulge' Increasing 


Diocesan Director of Program 

RALEIGH — A "clergy bulge" ex- 
ists and is increasing in size, according 
to The Militant, the diocesan news- 
paper for the Diocese of Massachu- 
setts. "Bulge" is one way to describe 
the situation caused by a declining 
number of parochial positions open to 
an increasing number of available 
priests. "The flow at the exit end moves 
much more slowly than at the intake 
end" reports the Rev. Ted Jones, dio- 
cesan deployment officer in Massachu- 

Mr. Jones refers to the current so- 
called surplus of Episcopal clergy and 
to the' statistics indicating that 337 
deacons were ordained, in 1972, but 
only 208 clergy left the ministry by 
retirement, death, or other means. At 
present, there are 12,500 Episcopal 
clergy in the United States, 30.6 per 
cent of whom are in the non-parochial 
ministry or secular employment. 

Sixty-one percent are in the parish 
ministry, and according to the Rev. 
James Lowery of Enablement, Incor- 
porated, a consultant firm in Boston, 
"Everyone agrees there is renewed in- 
terest in the local parish and parish 
work." With surprise, Mr. Lowery con- 
tinues, "We see this in seminary stu- 
dents, which is a bit of a change." 

The late 50's and early 60's saw the 
numbers of Episcopal clergy increasing 
rapidly with our seminaries in some 
instances turning away as many as they 
admitted. Toward the end of the last 
decade, this number began to decline, 
but due to inflation and to the rising 
salaries and costs of maintenance for 
buildings and rectories, the number of 
positions open for clergy to be em- 
ployed full-time in the Church declined 
also. Inflation is certainly part of the 
reason for the current dilemma. 

The Rev. Robert Rodenmayer, co- 
ordinator of the National Ministry 
Council, predicts more of the same, 
"if we stick to the old way of doing 
things." He explains that the bulge can 
disappear if the Church goes to self- 
supporting ministries or to parishes 
without church buildings. Either of 

these routes would free money and pro- 
vide salaries for clergy. A self-support- 
ing ministry is one in which the minis- 
ter earns some or all of his income from 
some other source than the church bud- 
get. He explains that congregations 
whose communicant strength is 250 or 
fewer are likely not long to be able to 
afford a full-time priest if they must at 
the same time continue "under the 
normative system" of owning a church 
building and office as well as a rectory. 
The majority of the 400 vacancies open 
in 1972 were in congregations of less 
than 200 communicants. Specialists es- 
timate that in a church with a "call" 
system, some 5 to 10 percent of the 
positions available must be vacant at 
any given time in order to provide 
mobility for the clergy at a satisfactory 

Not everyone views the situation as 
either gloomy or permanent. The ad- 
ministration of the Episcopal Theo- 
logical School in Cambridge foresees 
a leveling off of supply and demand in 
the Episcopal ministry. They report 
that 1973 graduates of the Seminary 
had "a much easier time finding po- 
sitions" than graduates of previous 
classes. They see this circumstance as 
significant. At the same time, the Rev. 
H. Boone Porter of the Roanridge In- 
stitute in Kansas City is encouraging a 
program entitled "New Directions for 
Small Churches." Dr. Porter feels that 
many congregations can discover in 

NEW YORK (DPS) — A week- 
long experimental "CDO Internship" 
for diocesan Deployment Officers has 
just been completed by the Rev. Rob- 
ert N. Davis of the Diocese of North 
Carolina at the Clergy Deployment 
Office (CDO), 815 Second Avenue, 
New York City. 

Mr. Davis, who is also rector of the 
Church of the Holy Innocents at Hen- 

their own membership good persons 
who can study for the ministry and be 
fully ordained to the priesthood to 
supply the sacremental and pastoral 
needs of the congregation while they 
continue in their present employment. 
Such programs are underway in the 
Diocese of North Carolina in a few lo- 

Also on the brighter side is the good 
work of the Rev. Roddy Reid, Jr., 
executive director of the Church De- 
ployment Office in the Episcopal 
Church Center in New York. Some 
7,000 Episcopal clergy have submitted 
to the Deployment Office complete in- 
formation on their training and work 
history, their continuing education, and 
position preferences. This information 
is computerized. Congregations desir- 
ing to fill a vacant clerical position 
may submit a search request to Mr. 
Reid, who will supply the names and 
addresses of clergy most nearly match- 
ing the needs of the congregation. This 
new service is aimed at bishops and 
dioceses, and it holds the promise of 
assisting clergy as 'well in their own 
deployment dileriima. 

In this Diocese, Bishop Thomas A. 
Eraser has appointed the Rev. Robert 
N. Davis, rector of the Church 
of the Holy Innocents in Henderson, 
to assist him in consulting with clergy 
on completing their clergy deployment 
information and with parishes on ini- 
tiating search requests. 

derson, has been asked by Bishop 
Thomas A. Eraser to be the person in 
that diocese to work with the CDO. His 
responsibility is to be sure that the Dio- 
cese of North Carolina, together with 
its clergy and laity, gets the maximum 
benefit from this relatively new facility 
' of the Church. 

Mr. Davis works under the direction 
of the Bishop to see that parishes look- 

Davis Spends Week In New York: 

NC Clergyman Learns Ropes 
In Clergy Deployment Role 

Moy 1974 


DAVIS GETS WORD— The Rev. Robert N. Davis, seated, rector of the Church 
of the Holly Innocents at Henderson and deployment officer for the Diocese of 
North Carolina, spent a week in New York City in an experimental Clergy De- 
ployment Office intership. The first of several diocesan deployment officers to be 
invited during 1974, Mr. Davis received training that will help him in his dio- 
cesan responsibilities. The Rev. Roddey Reid, Jr., executive director of the CDO, 
is at the left. 

ing for clergy understand how to dis- 
cover their needs and then to ask the 
right kind of help from the CDO in 
order to develop a list of possible can- 
didates. He also assists the clergy to 
complete and update their personal 
profiles so as to further their ministry. 

He recently was invited by the Rev. 
Roddey Reid, Jr., executive director 
of CDO, to spend an intern-week at 
the New York office to help him in his 
diocesan responsibilities. He arrived 
early on Monday morning, March 4, 
and worked with the staff each day, 
leaving on Friday afternoon. 

"Our hope is to offer such experi- 
ence to at least one Deployment Officer 

in each Province during the next year," 
Mr. Reid said. 

Mr. Davis stated: "This experience 
has been of enormous value to me, in 
helping to clarify the role of Diocesan 
Deployment Officer, as well as in 
understanding the total deployment 

"Roddey Reid and Bill Thompson," 
he continued, "have been most helpful, 
and it is my hope that other persons in 
the Church with interests in this field 
will be able to avail themselves of simi- 
lar opportunities." 

"The Clergy Deployment Office is 
continuing to be a valuable resource for 
the Church," Mr. Reid said. He indi- 

cated that 70 parishes and other 
Church institutions, such as schools 
and seminaries, have already asked the 
CDO for help this year in obtaining 
lists of qualified clergy for openings of 
all kinds. This includes business mana- 
gers, chaplains, teachers, as well as 
deans, rectors, and vicars. 

"We are most grateful for the names 
submitted to us from your office in our 
search for a new headmaster," wrote 
the Rev. Claude E. Payne, rector of 
St. Mark's, Beaumont, Tex. "We are 
moving ahead with dispatch, and could 
never have gathered together such a 
collection of prospects without the sys- 
tem you administer," he stated. 

In addition to the operation of the 
Clergy Data Bank, the Clergy Deploy- 
ment Board is ready to move into the 
second of its seven areas of responsi- 
bility, "Performance Evaluation of 
Clergy." It has now developed a model 
program that can be tested in six to 
eight dioceses, once funding is assured. 
The Board believes that it already can 
see about half the money required (a 
total of $130,000) for the project. Its 
title will be "The Ministerial Develop- 
ment Program," an attempt to em- 
phasize the chief purpose of perform- 
ance evaluation, which is the develop- 
ment of each clergyman to his highest 
potential in the work of the ministry. 

Mental Health Month 
Being Observed In NC 

May is Mental Health Month in 
North Carolina and throughout our 
country. The Division of Mental Health 
Services of the N. C. Department of 
Human Resources has joined with the 
N. C. Mental Health Association, the 
N. C. Association for Retarjed Chil- 
dren, and Alcohol Professionals of 
North Carolina to plan emphasis on 
mental health, mental retardation, al- 
coholism and drug abuse throughout 
the State during May. 

Open houses are planned at the state 
hospitals, mental retardation centers 
and community mental health centers. 

An awards banquet will be held in 
Raleigh on Wednesday, May 15 to 
honor outstanding volunteers, pro- 
grams and people involved in the 
mental health effort. 

More than one in four families in 
the United States is directly affected 
by mental illness. Children suffer from 
mental illness in the same proportions 
as adults, authorities say. 


The Churchman 

PLAN CHURCHWOMEN MEETING — The group above was discussing preparations for the April 30 and May 1 
meeting of the Episcopal Churchwomen of this Diocese. Saint Marys' Church at High Point will serve as host. From 
left are: Mrs. James Bulla — dining room, Mrs. Frank Valllant — registration, Mrs. Earl Congdon — branch presi- 
dent, Mrs. Ralston Welch — chairman of Annual Meeting, Mrs. Fred Beukema — dining room, and Mrs. Charles Hartsoe, 
treasurer for both branch and Annual Meeting. The delegates will stay in private homes and the Holiday Inn Downtown. 
Also, St. Christopher's, High Point, will operate a snack bar on Tuesday, April 30 from 12:00 to 2:00 at St. Mary's Church 
for those who don't get lunch before arriving for the first session at 2:30. (Inset) Dr. G. R. Selby, Canon of Manchester 
Cathedral in England, will be the principal speaker. 

Parish Ministry 'Hearfbeaf Of If All': 

Carl Herman Looks Back On 30 Years 

Today is the 30th anniversary of his 
ordination as a priest and the years 
have increased the enthusiasm of the 
Rev. Carl F. Herman for "person- 
centered" ministries. 

He paused this week to talk about 
his ministry and said, "The important 
thing isn't buOdings, but people and 
what has happened to people." 

And his busy daily schedule of coun- 
seling, visits to homes and hospitals and 
other duties keeps the rector of St. 
Andrew's Episcopal Church involved 
in a growing number of "person-cen- 
tered" ministries. 

He is celebrating the anniversary of 
his ordination with three worship ser- 
vices and all of his other everyday min- 
isterial duties. The energetic priest ob- 

Editor's Note: The following 
artiqie is reprinted with permis- 
sion from The Greensboro Daily 
News. The writer is Harvey Har- 
ris, a former clergyman who 
covers the religious beat for his 
newspaper and who has covered 
conventions of this Diocese. 

DaUy News Staff Writer 

served his 29th anniversary as rector of 
St. Andrew's Church just last week, 
Feb. 5. 

The church was "a little wooden 
building at 305 W. Sycamore St., and 
is now underneath where the new Gov- 
ernmental Center is located" when the 

Rev. Mr. Herman became rector in 

There are no debts and "all mort- 
gages were burned" after the church 
moved in 1949 to West Market Street 
and S. Tremont Drive, and continued 
expanding and paying off debts long 
before payments were due. 

But the long-time priest doesn't 
spend much time thinking about build- 

His most satisfying ministries include 
counseling, visits to homes, hospitals 
and being available to the sick, the 
needy and those experiencing emer- 

These ministries aren't confined to 
his parish and he feels a God-inspired 
responsibility "to minister to the com- 

May 1974 


munity." His other services include be- 
ing secretary of the Episcopal Diocese 
of North Carolina since Nov. 1, 1954. 

"I believe strongly in the parish min- 
istry because the parishes undergird all 
of today's other special ministries such 
as college and hospital chaplaincies," 
he said. 

"This is my cup of tea," he said of 
the parish ministry. "And even with 
all of its mistakes and shortcomings, 
the parish ministry makes it possible 
for us to have all of the specialized min- 

The man who has been special ad- 
visor to the bishop for 22 years also be- 
lieves parishes should maintain close 
ties with diocesan headquarters. "It's 
a two-way street, a matter of giving 
and receiving, and we can do many 
things better through the diocese than 
by trying to do it all on our own," he 

Services today commemorating his 
30th anniversary as a priest will be 
occasions for putting red roses on the 
altar and decorating it with red, to re- 

mind worshippers of the Holy Spirit 
whose leadership the Rev. Mr. Herman 
has tried to follow across the years. 

The priest who was chaplain for 
Woman's College (now UNC-G) from 
1945-55 was born May 19, 1911 near 
Conover in Catawba County. He 
graduated from Catawba College and 




the Theological Seminary of the Re- 
formed Church (now United Church of 
Christ) in Lancaster, Pa. 

He was minister of Zion's Reformed 
Church in Ashland, Pa., from 1936-43 
and St. Paul's Church at Smithfield 
from 1943-45. 

His ordination to the priesthood 
took place Feb. 17, 1944 and he has 
been rector of St. Andrew's Church 
since Feb. 5, 1945, and was also priest- 
in-charge of Good Shepherd Church at 
Asheboro from 1945-48. 

The Episcopal • leader has been 
chosen deputy to his denomination's 
national convention for 12 years and 
his other leadership posts include chair- 
manship of the diocese's Committee on 
Constitution and Canons and member- 
ship on the board of managers of 
Thompson Orphanage and Child Care 

His other leadership posts include 
numerous civic and service organiza- 
tions in Greensboro, and he has held 
a service of holy communion each 
month since 1945 at the Masonic 
Home here. 

"The parish ministry gets it all to- 
gether," he said of his varied services to 
church and community. "That's the 
heartbeat of it all and that's What 
makes it tick." 

German Idea Of Education Assailed 

SEWANEE, Tenn.— The deaths of 
200 million innocent people in this cen- 
tury are directly traceable to the Ger- 
man idea of education — the pursuit of 
knowledge for its own sake- — said Dr. 
Bruce Haywood, provost of Kenyon 
College, speaking before a colloquium 
on education here on the campus of 
the University of the South. 

Dr. Haywood was one of ten speak- 
ers at the colloquium, which was based 
on the agreement that present-day edu- 
cational philosophies and methods are 
inadequate for the year 2020 — the time 
a child entering school in our bicenten- 
nial year will come to the peak of his 
influence and capacity. The format was 
designed by the Rev. John Paul Carter, 
executive director of the National As- 
sociation of Episcopal Schools, and 
funds came in part from the Lilly En- 
dowment and the Episcopal dioceses 
in southern Florida. 

Thirty representatives of the more 
than 1,000 Episcopal Schools and col- 
leges attended, covering an interna- 
tional spectrum of education from pre- 
school through .the graduate level. 

Other speakers were Dr. Allen 
Becker of St. Andrew's Episcopal 

School in Jackson, Miss., who spoke 
on "Globalism vs. the Western Box"; 
Dr. Don Rogan, of Kenyon College, 
who spoke on "The Curriculum as an 
Epistemology"; Dr. Thelma Round- 
tree, first woman academic dean at St. 
Augustine's College, Raleigh, N. C, 
"The Problem of the Future: Human- 
ities"; Dr. Dennis Shaw, visiting pro- 
fessor of physics at the University of 
the South from Keble College, Ox- 
ford, "The Problem of the Future: 

Dr. John M. Gessell, professor of 
Christian ethics at the School of 
Theology in Sewanee, spoke on the 
new curriculum, and the concluding 
sessions were chaired by Dr. Arthur B. 
Chitty, president of the Association of 
Episcopal Colleges. The Rev. William 
Gannon of St. Paul's School, Concord, 
N. H., reviewed an article of Paul 
Tillich, "Theology of Education," and 
Dr. Thad Marsh, provost of the Uni- 
versity of the South, reviewed Alfred 
North Whitehead's "The Aims of Edu- 

Dr. Haywood said the attitude of 
"learning for its own sake" developed 
when the German government disal- 

lowed to the universities any quality 
judgments or concern for social con- 
ditions, and the only thing left to study 
was facts. "They removed from educa- 
tion its whole moral focus." 

The colloquium agreed that the 
"new knowledge" is largely non- 
material, and today's problems, even 
those like preservation of the ecological 
balance, are mainly "people problems," 
needing a new educational focus. 

Strangely enough, they found science 
the least controversial of the topics they 
discussed. It has proved itself capable 
of dealing with data and materials, 
they said — the problem is that its capa- 
bility is ahead of other areas. "Who 
tells us how to use what we know? It 
must be the humanities and arts, or a 
brand-new curriculum." 

Many other questions were raised, 
which will be addressed in the next 
three years in assigned papers and sev- 
eral more meetings, the next scheduled 
for October. 

Some of the questions considered 
were: Can America survive as a one- 
language culture? How do we solve the 
transgeneration problem? What are the 
implications of "population growth 


The Churchman 

Allin Names 
Wood Head Of 

NEW YORK (DPS)— The Rt. Rev. 
Milton L. Wood, suffragan bishop of 
the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, has 
accepted appointment by Presiding 
Bishop-Elect John M. Allin to the post 
of deputy for administration on the 
Executive Council staff. Bishop Wood 
had decHned the invitation in February, 
but when Bishop Allin asked him to 
reconsider, he accepted. 

Bishop Wood expects, subject to the 
approval of the diocesan bishops of the 
church, to assume his new duties this 
summer soon after Bishop Allin is in- 
stalled as the 23rd presiding bishop of 
the Episcopal Church in Washington, 
D. C, on June 11. 

Born in Selma, Ala., in 1922 Bishop 
Wood received his B.A. degree from 
the Univeristy of the South, Sewanee, 
Tenn., in 1943, and his B.D. degree 
from the theology school of the Uni- 
versity in 1945. He was awarded the 
honorary D.D. degree from the same 
school in 1967. 

Following his ordination to the 
priesthood in 1946, he received clini- 
cal training at Norristown State Hos- 
pital in Pennsylvania. 

Between 1946 and 1960, Bishop 
Wood served as rector of St. Paul's 
Church, Mobile, Ala., vicar of 
St. Paul's, Jrvington, Ala., and rector 
of All Saints', Atlanta, Ga. In 1960 he 
became director of Appleton Church 
Home, Macon, Ga., and Archdeacon 
of the Southern convocation of the 
Diocese of Atlanta. He was appointed 
canon to the ordinary in 1963. 

He was consecrated suffragan bishop 
of Atlanta on June 29, 1967, in the 
Cathedral of St. Philip, Atalnta. 

In 1949 Bishop Wood married Ann 
Scott of Montgomery, Ala., and they 
have three daughters and one son. 

zero," How can education be used for 
political concern without being a tool 
of political control? 

Is it proper for education to wield 
such power as to limit a person's whole 
life-style by prescribing what kind of 
work he can do and at what level, as 
employers increasingly accept inflex- 
ible standards for job placement and 
promotion? Is it desirable to draw finer 

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Liked Seminar 

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intimate contact, with a segment of other Episcopalians, in obtaining a new or 
better understanding of the Episcopal Church, some of whom were fellow com- 
municants of the church and others whom belonged to other denominations. 

After very brief introductions, we fused as one body with a common problem 
and interest, seeking the answer to our problem. We were engulfed in sessions 
of inspiring and exalting messages about the church's history and developments, 
through the ages and its relevance to man in modern America. We felt the work- 
shops sent us home with ideas and renewed empathy for the roles that we as 
Episcopalians have to play in order to keep ours a vital and functional church 
in our present day society. 

I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to Mr. William Brock, 
and the Staff of Urban and Racial Affairs for having such an educational and 
inspiring seminar; keep up the good work, for I feel that they are vital and 
much needed in these questionable times in which we live. 

Julia Davis, Durham 

distinctions between vocational and lib- 
eral education? 

If the 22-year-old American Rhodes 
Scholar is barely equal to the 18-year- 
old English public school graduate, 
have we cause for concern? Should the 
student cheer or groan when a hoHday 
is declared? 

The whole information retrieval sys- 
tem, formerly lodged in the library, isr 
changing rapidly with the explosion of 
audio-visual systems and computeriza- 

tion. However, the colloquium felt that 
reading is not yet in danger of extinc- 
tion and recommended more rather 
than less emphasis be placed on it. 

No substitute has been found for 
personalizing education, for deepening 
the dialogue between student and 
teacher and among students and teach- 
ers themselves, especially with the re- 
duction of emphasis on grades, tests 
and other "yardsticks" already in prog- 

May 1974 


Four Diocese Of N. C. Laymen Examine 


I'd say my involvement in the church 
helps me see my job as a tax adminis- 
trator more in terms of what people 
need — co-workers, those under my 
supervision, as well as taxpayers 
(those against whom the law is ap- 
plied). It helps me see the larger pic- 
ture of what is best for all, to see and 
apply "the spirit of the law" rather 
than only "the letter of the law." It 

ten commandments. I'm sure you will 
agree that among men in the business 
and social world, those who have this 
aura stand tall and dominate the ranks 
of successful men in business, family 
and society. I have taken great comfort 
in being recognized as someone who 
cares about his church. What success I 
and the members of my family have 
achieved is due in large part to the 
work we have done and the interest we 
have expressed in the church. I feel 

QUESTION 1: What are some of the situations in your daily life, in your 
family, job and social interactions, where you feel that being a Churchman 
makes a difference? 

helps me get beyond being satisfied 
with seeing those under my supervision 
remain in jobs they can move beyond 
just for the sake of efficiency. This is 
true within my family relationships as 
well. Being fed with the good news of 
God's acceptance of me as I am helps 
me be more accepting of others as they 
are and to desire for them the same 
freedom I sometimes feel to grow on 
my own without restrictions. Involve- 
ment in a church family community 
which is continually experiencing 
change is helping me to "hang loose" 
regarding change as I experience it out- 
side the church itself — to expect 
change, accept it, sometimes to wel- 
come it but not to fear it so much any 


In the conduct of one's daily life, I 
believe a man's chances for success in 
business, in the family situation and in 
social interactions are enhanced im- 
measurably if the person is known as 
one who is a conscientious churchman. 
In this day and age when some feel that 
the church is old fashioned and an ex- 
pression of interest on the part of a bus- 
inessman in the church is outmoded, 
I have yet to see or hear an expression 
in any other activity or discipline that 
can take its place. I don't mean that a 
man should be devoutly goody-good or 
so sanctimonious that he turns every- 
body off. But I do mean that in our 
daily business routine and in the con- 
duct of our affairs with our families 
and friends, there is no substitute for 
our religious training — to interact with 
others per the Golden Rule and to 
guide ourselves with sincerity by the 

sorry for those who have denied the 
church for, by and large, they are the 
least happy people on our earth. 


Being a churchman has brought 
about a closer relationship with family; 
I am more considerate of their feelings 
and more understanding of their de- 
sires. I have learned to listen to their 
problems and help them in bringing 
about solutions. On my job, I have 
learned to accept my fellow workers as 
individuals, each with his own view- 
point. I regard my fellow man as an in- 
visible man thus enabling me to more 
readily accept the whole man. I try 
only to see personalityi I try not to see 
color, personal appearance, social 
status, or educational background. Be- 
ing a churchman makes me realize that 
I must devote some of my time in serv- 
ing my fellow man in whatever capacity 
I can. . 


It makes a great difference in all 
these areas since we're all concerned 
with them both as individuals and 
groups. This gives us as individuals an 
extra, added dimension on which we 

Editor's Note: The 1973 annual' 
at Raleigh was cancelled because of l 
time. The program for the March ga 
laymen responding to the three qi 
Laymen's Association President Hei 
Keith Reeve of Raleigh persuaded tl 
thoughts for use in "The Churchmai 

draw both consciously and subconsci- 
ously. I suppose the sad part and one 
I guess we all reflect on at many times 
throughout our lives is that we never 
fully develop this dimension and really 
know or appreciate all it can do focus 
and those around us. One thing that's 
in our favor, though, is that it's never 
too late to start! It seems to me that al- 
most everything we do which involves 

QUESTION 2: What is it your Chu 
you in these times? 



our thought processes to some degree 
is concerned with how dominant a 
force this is in our lives. The family 
situation is particularly important in 
this respect. This is where it all begins 
and it begins extremely early as we all 
know. Our responsibilities here are 
heavy and always present. I think from 
this one area stems the causes for a lot 
of the problems which face or confront 
the world today. 


How do the women of the Die 
What about the clergy? Do their vie 
four laymen? How would other Epis 
Una express their feelings? Readei 
direct their expressions to The Edito 


I'm feeling that the "Sunday experi- 
ence" where I hear good news in the 
sermon (especially "Your sins are for- 
given, you are loved and accepted by 
the Father without conditions . . .") 
has done more for me than any other 
thing. Just a vague awareness of this 
is not enough for me. I depend on hear- 
ing this over and over, maybe not be- 
cause I don't get the message, but more 
because He is the only one who does 
accept me like this. I like to be re- 
minded that He does when all week I've 
been experiencing the need to prove my 
worth, to earn my salary, to gain ac- 
ceptance from others. My experience 
in the church family environment 


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ole Of The Church In Their Daily Lives 

ing of the laymen of the Diocese 
itical nature of the fuel crisis at the 
ig was to have included a panel of 
iis appearing on Pages 8 and 9. 
Craumer of Raleigh and the Rev. 
r laymen involved to express their 
leir statements follow: 

where people who differ, disagree, and 
argue heatedly and sometimes manage, 
because of their common faith, to work 
through these times, helps me see hope 
for continuing to try to work with peo- 
ple in situations where I don't feel this 
common faith is present. Being able to 
participate in the church with groups of 
people who want to discuss ethics, 
stewardship, marriage, interpersonal 

les or could do for you to support 

relationships, social problems like 
drugs and alcohol has led me to reflect 
on many matters which I might other- 
wise not have considered as important. 
In short I have grown because of my 
involvement in these experiences in the 


My church is to me a continuously 
available sanctuary — a place of quiet, 


espond to these three questions? 
fer substantially from those of the 
ans in the Diocese of North Caro- 
'The Churchman" are invited to 
I. Box 647, Raleigh, N. C. 27602. 

dignity, and pagentry. An historical 
place where the greatest lessons of hu- 
manity are continually, reviewed. A 
beautiful place where the service re- 
news the spirit. A place where one is 
humbled with pity and shame on Good 
Friday and where one's spirit soars and 
tears of gladness fiU the eyes on Easter 
and Christmas. This is a tremendous 
support to my family and me in these 
times. My church also provides a place 
for individual service. The work of the 
church is good. It helps people in need 
and those involved in its work are 
more satisfied and fulfilled as human 
beings than those who never bend to 


First of all, my church offers me an 
opportunity to serve, thus giving me a 
feeling of being needed. It is through 
the church that I can gain enough spiri- 
tual strength to be able to cope with 
the problems that enter my life. I don't 
regard the church as a place I can go 
on Sunday to escape the realities of life, 
but rather a place that can teach me to 
live with them. This can be done 

aspects of church affairs to allow for 
continual growth and understanding as 
we are able to receive it. We can bene- 
fit much from committing ourselves to 
participate in a continuing education 
program on how to live into "being a 
Christian." We can re-affirm over and 
over that the church is that body 
through which God is continuing to 
work and assume our responsibility to 
insure that the process continues. 

QUESTION 3: What are some of the things you or other lay people can 
do to help the Church be supportive of you in these times? 

through sermons, especially those that 
relate the teachings of Jesus with living 
in the world today. 


The Church and what it is offers a 
great number of areas in which one 
can find support. If nothing more than 
a quiet place to meditate and reflect or 
a full service with the three "s"'s (sac- 
raments, sermons, and singing) , it's al- 
ways there for you. It allows one to be 
as involved as one wants to through 
church schools, outreach programs, 
stewardship, etc. Basically it's there for 
us as it has been and through us will be. 
Also through us it keeps pace or tries 
to with these changing times. 


I'd say we need to identify first that 
the church does indeed meet some of 
our needs, be willing to say that when 
we have the opportunity — to share that 
experience with others. We can "grow 
up" to the mature realization that this 
source needs our financial support to 
continue meeting these needs just as 
much as we need to pay our taxes to 
the government for what we receive 
from doing so, or to support with our 
money any sources from which we 
benefit. We should insist on open dia- 
logue and open meetings regarding all 




Perhaps President Kennedy's phrase 
would apply well here — Ask not what 
my church can do for me but rather 
what I can do for my church. I believe 
too many of us expect too much of 
our church. We expect the church to 
solve our problems. We expect the 
church to be available to us at all times 
for all reasons. We expect the rector to 
be always on hand. We should stop ex- 
pecting these things to happen regard- 
less of our own efforts in behalf of the 
church. I believe the greatest support 
our church can give us is the oppor- 
tunity to be involved without any ques- 
tions asked. A place to gather, a place 
to make friends, a place of good prin- 
ciples, a place for a person to become 
successful through service to his fellow 
men, a place to review the rehgious 
cachings which make men great. As 
lay people, we should become more in- 
volved in the program goal setting of 
the Church and then we should make 
ourselves available with talents, ener- 
gies, and mony to see that the goal 
are met. By being so involved the 
church is really supporting us by build- 
ing our character. 


The main thing to me is regardless 
of special skills we may or may not 
have, that we get involved. This may 
take many different forms because 
we're all so unique, but we need to get 
with the program. I've found that inid- 
ally getting involved is the hardest part, 
but after that, things begin to happen. 


It would be very helpful to me if the 
church were more concerned and in- 

May 1974 


volved with the lives of our less fortu- such things as organize more effective 

nate fellowmen. I know that the recreational activities, establish study 

Church cannot feed the world or clothe programs for students, and provide ac- 

the world; however, the church can do tivities for our senior citizens. 

Biographies Of Lay Panelists 

Keith Goodson — Describes himself 
as follows: "I'm 41 years young, a 
man, husband, father, tax administra- 
tor, citizen, neighbor, friend, and some- 
times an enemy and through all of this 
I'm finding myself in quite a struggle, 
but often happy, able to be angry, to 
enjoy feeling things, am less afraid of 
living than ever before and do believe 
that life is fuU of hope and expectancy, 
and is often exciting and good." He is 
past senior warden at St. Mark's, Ra- 

Robert Edwards Leak — Is the direc- 
tor of the Office of Industrial, Tourist, 
and Community Resources at the De- 
partment of Natural and Economic Re- 
sources for the state of North Caro- 
lina. He was born in Rockingham, re- 
ceived his B.S. Degree from Duke Uni- 
versity in 1956 and his M.S. Degree in 
Geology from the University of Ten- 
nessee in 1957. He is active in church 
work and in many civic organizations 
and is presently serving as president of 
the Men of Christ Episcopal Church, 
Raleigh. He is married to the former 

LONDON (DPS)— The Most Rev- 
erend and Right Honorable Arthur 
Michael Ramsey, the 100th Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury, primate of all 
England and spiritual leader of the 
46.7 million member world-wide An- 
glican Communion since 1961, has an- 
nounced he will retire on November 
15, 1974. He will observe his 70th 
birthday on November 14. 

He was Bishop of Durham from 
1952 to 1956 and Archbishop of York 
from 1956 until his appointment as 
Archbishop in 1961. 

Bom in Cambridge in 1904, he has 
been the most widely traveled holder of 
his office and perhaps the most traveled 

Martha Councill of Boone. They have 
two sons, Bobby and Councill. 

James H. Revis — Was born in Ra- 
leigh, North Carolina and attended the 
public schools of Raleigh. He received 
his B.A. degree from Saint Augustine's 
College in Raleigh, and is presently em- 
ployed by the U. S. Postal Service. He 
is a member of Saint Ambrose Episco- 
pal Church, a member of the vestry, 
and chairman of the Episcopal laymen 
of his parish. 

Speight Bird — Was born and raised 
in Rock Hill, South Carolina, he is a 
graduate of Clemson University. He 
served as an officer in the Navy on a 
destroyer. He married an Episcopalian 
and became one shortly thereafter — ■ 
her name is Mary Lib. They have one 
daughter (5) and one son (3). Em- 
ployed by Kayser Roth Hosiery Com- 
pany in yarn processing department 
(division), he is presently on the vestry 
at Holy Comforter Church in Burling- 
ton and serving as Junior Warden. He 
also sings in choir and is 34 years old. 

head of a Christian communion in his- 
tory. The southern half of the Western 
Hemisphere is one of few places Dr. 
Ramsey has not visited, but he plans to 
visit Anglican communities in Colom- 
bia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil this 
fall just before his retirement. 

Probably the best known and most 
significant of his many journeys on be- 
half of unity among the churches was 
his visit in Rome's Sistine Chapel with 
Pope Paul VI in March, 1966. The re- 
sult was the establishment of the AngU- 
can-'Roman Catholic International 
Commission, which has produced since 
that time historic agreements on the 
Eucharist and the Ministry. 

At a recent press conference in New 
York City, Dr. Ramsey recognized cer- 
tain doctrinal differences that make in- 
tercommunion difficult. Among these 
differences, he said, are positions on 
the Blessed Virgin Mary, the infalli- 
bility of the Pope, and the Roman 
Catholic insistence that it is the one 
holy church. 

In his quest for unity. Dr. Ramsey 
went to Istanbul in 1962 to call on the 
late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenago- 
ras I. Subsequently, he visited other 
east European countries, including 
Greece and Russia, to meet Orthodox 
patriarchs, in his search for greater un- 
derstanding among the churches. 

For several years he sought to link 
the Church of England with British 
Methodism, but his dream for such a 
union was thwarted twice, first in 1969 
when his own Anglican Assembly de- 
feated the proposal after the Methodist 
Conference had approved the scheme, 
and again in 1972 when his General 
Synod (successor to the Church As- 
sembly) failed to give the plan the nec- 
essary majority. 

Dr. Ramsey was educated at Cam- 
bridge and Cuddesdon Theological 
College, Oxfordshire. After his ordina- 
tion in 1928, he was curate in Liver- 
pool for two years. For the next six 
years he was sub-warden of Lincoln 
Theological College. This was followed 
by service as a member of parish staffs 
in Lincolnshire and Cambridge and as 
canon of the cathedral and professor of 
divinity in Burnham. In 1950 he be- 
came Regius Professor of Divinity at 
Cambridge, where he taught until his 
election to the episcopacy. 

Known for his scholarship, wit, com- 
passion and informality. Dr. Ramsey is 
the author of many theological works, 
which are distinguished by their pro- 
found learning and clarity of expres- 

Dr. Ramsey has not announced his 
specific retirement plans, though he has 
indicated that he expects to spend his 
time reading and writing theological 
works and continuing his activities on 
behalf of unity among the churches. 

The Rt. Rev. John E. Hines, presid- 
ing bishop of the Episcopal Church in 
the U.S., in a statement on Dr. Ram- 
sey's announced retirement, said that 
the Archbishop "is greatly beloved and 
respected by all bishops throughout the 
Anglican Communion." Bishop Hines 
said that Dr. Ramsey's "most durable 
contributions" were "in the realm of 

Anglican Head Since '61: 

Archbishop Of Canterbury 
To Retire On November 15 


The Churchman 

The Tar Heel DioSCENE 

Churchman Editorial Board 

To Concord — The Rev. John I. 
Jessup, III, goes on May 1 to Concord 
to become rector of All Saints' church. 
He has been assistant to the rector at 
St. Francis', Greensboro. Mr. Jessup 
has also served as assistant rector at 
St. Lukes', Birmingham, Ala., and at 
Church of the Good Shepherd, Rocky 
Mount. He is a Greensboro native, re- 
ceived his A.B. at Duke University 
and his M.Div. at Virginia Theological 

To Monroe — The Rev. Preston B. 
Huntley, Jr., comes to St. Paul's, Mon- 

Hve scholarship and ecumenical prog- 

"His tenure as Archbishop of Can- 
terbury," Bishop Hines said, "has 
proved to be a most unifying one in 
Anglicanism itself and his service as a 
President of the World Council of 
Churches kept widening the borders of 
Anglican ecumenical interests." 

The Rt. Rev. John M. Allin, bishop 
of Mississippi and presiding bishop- 
elect of the Episcopal Church, said 
that Dr. Ramsey's "unparalleled con- 
tribution as a seeker of unity has left 
its mark on all of Christendom." 

"His striving for unity among the 
churches," Bishop Allin said, "will as- 
sure him an honored place in church 

Bishop Allin said that he is "per- 
sonally grateful that Dr. Ramsey will 
still be the Archbishop of Canterbury" 
when he assumes the office of Presiding 
Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the 
U.S. in June. 

Dr. Ramsey has followed a long line 
of archbishops, whose diocese was es- 
tablished in 597 A.D. Augustine be- 
came the first Archbishop of Canter- 
bury in 601 A.D. 

Since the Church of England is the 
established church, the Queen will ap- 
point the successor to Dr. Ramsey on 
advice from the Prime Minister. Un- 
der the amended rules of the General 
Synod, the Church's standing com- 
mittee, composed of both clergymen 
and lay persons, will be consulted 
about the appointment. 

roe as rector on May 1. He comes from 
St. Andrew's, Mt. Pleasant, S. C. 

New Associate — The Rev. James 
Edward Manion has come from the 
Diocese of Delaware to serve as asso- 
ciate rector at Emmanuel Church, 
Southern Pines. The Rev. Martin Cald- 
well is rector. 

Award — The Rev. Hunt Williams, 
rector of St. Peter's, Charlotte, was 
honored recently as "Public Citizen of 
the Year," an award given by the South 
Piedmont Chapter of the National As- 
sociation of Social Workers. He was 
cited for his involvement in the work 
of various social agencies through the 
years, and in particular for his leader- 
ship in the organization of the local 
Planned Parenthood agency, of which 
he is currently vice president. 

Good Hands — From the "Epistle 
to the Philippians," newsletter of St. 
Philip's, Durham, comes this quote 
from the rector, the Rev. Eugene Bol- 
linger, entitled "Some Musings on 
Leadership." "I attended my first Dio- 
cesan Council meeting in Raleigh this 
past Tuesday in my capacity as Dean 
of the Central Convocation. It was im- 
pressive, not because of the ceremony, 
but because of the openness, honesty, 
and concern of the group for the wel- 
fare of the diocese and their being 
Christian Stewards. I was humbled and 
happy. Your Diocese is in good hands." 

Hungry Dinner — Also from St. 
Philip's comes a note about their an- 
nual Feed the Hungry Dinner, with 
profits from the simple meal going to 
the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World 
Releif. The meal followed a service of 
Holy Communion, in the style of the 
Last Supper. 

Honored — Mr. Jim Padgett, or- 
ganist at St. Luke's, Salisbury, has been 
selected for membership in the Asso- 
ciation of Anglican Musicians, The as- 
sociation is an outgrowth of the Amer- 
can Cathedral Organists and Choirmas- 
ters Association, and the group strives 
to "preserve, promote, and add to that 
great church music tradition that is 
ours as Anglicans. It is open to a 

number of professional parish musi- 
cians in this country and Canada. The 
Rev. Uly Gooch is rector of St. Luke's. 

At College — The Rev. Lauton W. 
Pettit, rector of St. Matthew's, Hills- 
borough, spent at week at the College 
of Preachers, Washington, D. C, re- 
cently, attending a seminar on the 
theme, "Research in Homiletics: An 
Analysis of the Preaching Event." 

Banners — The families of St. 
Mary's, High Point, as a part of their 
Easter celebration, made special ban- 
ners and carried them in the Easter 
procession. Made of burlap, felt, 
monkscloth, silk or satin, and of vari- 
ous shapes and sizes, individuals, 
groups, or families were invited to 
make and carry them in the procession. 
Awards were to be given for the best. 

Conservation — The congregation 
of St. Timothy's, Winston-Salem, is 
keeping right up with the times, with 
the appointment of a special parish 
committee on conservation of energy. 
With Mr. George Walker as chairman, 
the committee is charged with the re- 
sponsibility of assisting in forming car- 
pools for parish related activities and 
to advise the vestry concerning 
methods of grouping activities in ways 
that will reduce necessary transporta- 
tion. The Rev. John Campbell is rec- 

Welcome Home — Christ Church, 
Charlotte, welcomed home recently as 
guest preacher the Rev. Carter Hey- 
ward of Manhattanville, N. Y. Miss 
Heyward, a Charlotte native, is a 
graduate of East Mecklenburg High 
School, received her A.B. from Ran- 
dolph-Macon Woman's College, her 
M.A. from Columbia University and 
her M.Div. from Union Theological 
Seminary in New York. She is pres- 
ently a candidate for a Ph.D. in the- 
ology and is a tutor of practical the- 
ology at Union Seminary. She was or- 
dained to the diaconate by the Rt. Rev. 
Paul Moore, bishop of New York. She 
has worked as a parish assistant at St. 
Martin's, Charlotte; as a chaplain at 
Bellevue Hospital in New York, and 
presently is assisting minister of St. 

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Mary's, Manhattanville. She is a mem- 
ber of the Board for Theological Edu- 
cation of the Episcopal Church and of 
the National Coordinating Committee 
for Women's Ordination to the Priest- 
hood and Episcopate. 

Ordained — The Rev. F. Clay Mat- 
thews of Raleigh was ordained to the 
priesthood on April 3rd in Atlanta, by 
the Rt. Rev. Bennet J. Sims, Bishop 
of Atlanta. Mr. Matthews was ordained 
to the diaconate in this diocese last 

June and went to Atlanta as chaplain 
of the parochial school of Holy Inno- 
cents Church, in the Sandy Springs 
area. He went to Virginia Seminary 
from St. Michael's, Raleigh, and the 
Rev. James Beckwith, rector of St. Mi- 
chael's was in the procession and his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Forrest Mat- 
thews, presented the elements at the 
Communion service. The Rev. Rob- 
ert H. Johnson is rector of Holy Inno- 

Exchange — Mrs. Marie Osborne 

and her fifth grade Sunday School 
class of St. Mark's, Huntersville, re- 
cently visited the fifth grade class at 
Holy Comforter, Charlotte. Included in 
the visit were attending Sunday School, 
a church service, and a picnic in a 
nearby park. This is a return visit for 
the group, for last October Ham Mor- 
ris took his fifth grade class to visit 
St. Marks. The Rev. Alwin Reiners is 
rector of Holy Comforter and the Rev. 
Thomas Droppers is rector of St. 

UTO's Grant At Work In New Orleans 

don't want to be a church. We see our- 
selves as an expression of the church," 
explains the Rev. Bill Brown, director 
of the Trinity Christian Community in 
New Orleans, a 1973 grantee of the 
Episcopal Churchwomen's United 
Thank Offering. 

Located in an upstairs store front at 
1123 Erato St. in an ethnically and 
racially mixed neighborhood between 
the Irish Channel and the bowery, the 
Upper Room is the headquarters for 
the Community's year-round ministry 
to anybody and everybody. 

'T don't care if a person is from Nob 
Hill. It's the inner man that counts. 
Jesus wants to make them whole," 
avows Mr. Brown. 

He certainly is no starry-eyed social 
worker. A Presbyterian by faith, he 
grew up in Detroit's inner city and was 
converted to Christ there some 20 years 

"The essence of the Christian gospel 
is not changing a person's environment. 
It's changing him. That's what salva- 
tion means. Here we seek to establish 
creative relationships, so we can struc- 
ture programs to help people and to 
share the Gospel with them." 

Emphasizing one of his strong be- 
liefs, he continues, "The programs are 
the last thing. The church has made a 
terrific m.istake in making programs 
first and making people fit them. The 
result is that they stay away in droves." 

Programs which have emerged since 
the Community's foundation in 1968 
reflect practical responses to perceived 

Roughly . these activities center 
around camping and recreation, evan- 
gelism which includes worship services, 

guest speakers and street missionary 
work and rehabilitation and nurture, 
ministry to the alcoholics, prostitutes, 
drug addicts and derelicts who congre- 
gate in the low-standard housing pock- 
ets of the Channel. 

The national United Thank Offering 
(UTO) has earmarked some $25,000 
for the Community, one of 87 pro- 
grams throughout the world to receive 
a slice of the $1,493,207.80 allocated 
by the 34th Triennial meeting simul- 
taneously with General Convention last 
fall in Louisville, Ky. 

The Community will use that money 
"to buy a van and hire a couple to 
work in a rehabilitation program, par- 
ticularly with women." 

"I just talked to a girl who has four 

children. She was a prostitute and a 
junkie. After we found her, she lived in 
our home for a year. Now, she is win- 
ning souls for Christ," Mr. Brown says. 

He readily admits that "we have 
loads of disappointments," but he in- 
sists, "The victories are startling." 

The Upper Room is a colorful gath- 
ering place, featuring on one wall a 
psychedelic mural that fairly screams, 
"God is Love!" On Sunday evenings it 
is the site of informal worship services 
which are "friendly, warm experiences. 
Instead of signing an attendance card, 
everyone meets another person with a 
hug," says Mr. Brown. 

The back of the donated building is 
given over to offices and craft space 

Rector's Dream 

Rector, St. Martin's, Charlotte 

I had a dream. In my dream, a 
joint announcement went out from 
the National Council of Churches, 
the (R.C.) Congress of American 
Bishops, and the Presiding Bp.'s 
office, which said, "While the 
shortage of Grace continues, only 
persons baptized in odd-numbered 
years may attend church on first 
and third Sundays; only persons 
baptized in even-numbered years 
may attend church on second and 
fourth Sundays. Fifth Sundays are 
for ehiergencies only." 

And immediately, lines began 
forming in front of every church 

an hour before the doors would be 
opened. Clergy of all denomina- 
tions were hounded by requests to 
open the church secretly, at odd 
hours, for regular customers. All 
sorts of emergencies came to light, 
things that had never been consi- 
dered emergencies before. And 
every time the churches opened, 
they were filled to overflowing 
with the lucky ones, the ones who 
managed to get in. 

But then I woke up. There is no 
shortage of Grace. And so we take 
it for granted, looking for it only 
when we become keenly aware of 
our individual shortages. 

I'm glad it was only a dream, 
but parts of it were very nice while 
it lasted. 


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for the eight full-time and 10 part-time 
staff members. 

The Community's board of directors 
are drawn from four denominations. 
"We decided early that we couldn't do 
this thing in a sectarian way. You cre- 
ate a lousy image. We're not trying to 
make Presbyterians out of the Irish 
Channel. We want to make them Chris- 
tians," the director explains. 

So, where do you send people when 
they have been won to Christ? 

That, Mr. Brown admits, is a prob- 
lem. "We thought at first we could just 
recommend a church, but some 
churches weren't so happy to receive 
our recommendations, and some of the 
people weren't happy with our sug- 
gestions," he recalls. 

"For a period of time, we have to be 
a bridge. Ultimately, most do find a 
church on their own. Some even find a 
seminary before they find the church. 
Four young men from here who are 
going to Bible college next year are 
half-way identified with faiths, but all 
they really know is that they want to 
work for Christ," he explains happily. 

Episcopalians from New Orleans 
and Metairie are numbered among the 
volunteers who aid the Community. 
Their help comes in the form of time, 
but particularly in talents and money. 

Their current $78,000 budget owes 
a lot of thanks to individual contribu- 
tions. And that is a long way from 
zero, which is what they started with 
when the Rev. and Mrs. Brown first 
became involved in inner city work on 
instructions from a local Presbyterian 
Church to which Mr. Brown was at- 
tached as an assistant. 

A personable man who immediately 
falls into first-name relationships, Mr. 
Brown, his wife, a former public health 
nurse, and their four children have a 
home near The Upper Room, where 
''We had morning Bible study and re- 
habilitation meetings for addicts long 
before there was a methadone center 
in the city." 

Bible study courses still figure 
strongly in the Community's gamut of 
activities, as do summer camps for 
children and their parents. 

The Community is also involved in 
temporary resettlement to take people 
who need constant attention off the 
streets. They provide foster families 
and even own some cottages where 
people can live while they undergo re- 

The Risen Son is one of their small 

settlement houses near the St. Thomas 
Housing Project in the very heart of the 

Mr. Brown considers their one ace in 
the hole to be "flexibility." He is un- 
impressed with buildings, with owning 

Mead Leads 



NEW YORK— The Rev. Loren B. 
Mead, an Episcopal priest and pres- 
ently director of Alban Institute, Wash- 
ington, D. C, will lead six two-day 
seminar/ workshops on Parish Congre- 
gational Development this spring. 

The workshops, designed for local 
parish people, both clergy and laity, 
and judicatory staff personnel who are 
concerned about parish renewal, are 
sponsored by the church development 
offices of 14 national denominational 
mission agencies working through the 
Joint Strategy and Action Committee 

The workshops will deal with such 
questions as: Is the local congregation 
the place to look for renewal in the 
church? How can congregations be 
internally revitalized and empowered 
for mission? What are the dynamics 
which make for change in the local con- 

Until this past December, Mr. Mead 
was director of Project Test Pattern, 
an experimental program which did re- 
search in parish development with over 
150 congregations for the Episcopal 
Church. (Prior to that assignment he 
served in the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina.) In the workshops, Mr. Mead 
will be assisted by resource persons, 
including panels of local clergy and a 
regional consultant in each area. 

Following is a schedule of the work- 
shops to be held: 

BOSTON, April 25-26, Cathedral 
Church of St. Paul (Episcopal) 

ATLANTA, April 30-May 1, 
First Congregational Church (United 
Church of Christ) 

DETROIT, May 13-14, Central 
Methodist Church (United Methodist 

DES MOINES, May 16-17, St. 
John's Lutheran Church (American 
Lutheran Church) 

them, with building them. If you seek 
his opinion as to where the action is, 
you might consider an apology: 

"I'm sorry you can't meet our rec- 
reation director, but he's out on the 

DALLAS, May 20-21, First Presby- 
terian Church (Presbyterian Church 
in the U. S.) 

SAN FRANCISCO, May 22-23, 
First Congregational Church (United 
Church of Christ) 

Registration is $25 per person. For 
each additional person from the same 
congregation, the cost is $20. Accom- 
modations will be available at nearby 
hotels. For further information and 
registration details, contact: Ms. 
Marian Nixon, JSAC Room 1700A, 
475 Riverside Dr., New York, N. Y. 

Denominations cooperating in this 
endeavor include: African Methodist 
Episcopal, American Baptist, Ameri- 
can Lutheran, Christian Church/Dis- 
ciples, Church of the Brethren, Epis- 
copal Church, Lutheran Church in 
America, Lutheran Church/Missouri 
Synod, Presbyterian Church in the 
U, S., Reformed Church in America, 
Southern Baptist, United Church of 
Christ, United Presbyterian Church in 
the U. S. A., and the United Metho- 

St. Aug, Trustees 
Honor Mrs. DuPont 

RALEIGH— The Board of Trustees 
of Saint Augustine's College has voted 
a "Special Trustees Citation" to Mrs. 
A. Felix duPont of Wilmington, Dela- 
ware. Mrs. duPont, unavoidably absent 
from the meeting, was cited for giving 
"unstintingly her time, talent, and per- 
ceptive judgment" to the college. 

The Rev. Dr. M. Moran Weston of 
New York, chairman of the board, had 
high praise for people of prominence 
who budget busy days of their time to 
such useful assets in our society as 
educational institutions. 

Dr. Weston commented, "A most 
important factor in the development of 
a college is a creative, hardworking, 
and generous board of trustees. In all 
of these ways Mrs. duPont has pro- 
vided an example for us all. I could 
wish no greater boon for any college 
than to attract to its board persons of 
the dedication of Mrs. duPont." 

May 1974 


53 Million Pounds In '73: 

Relief Fund Ships Food And Medicines 

NEW YORK (DPS) — The Pre- 
siding Bishop's Fund for World ReUef 
continued in 1973 to respond to emer- 
gencies and disasters — both massive 
and minor in terms of dollars (Total: 
$682,194.22), but critical in terms of 
human lives. 

The devastating earthquake in 
Managua, Nicaragua occurred on De- 
cember 23, 1972, and all during 1973 
contributions were received in response 
to a special appeal — a total of $217,- 
931.80. As of this date it has still not 
been officially decided exactly where 
the city of Managua will be rebuilt, so 
the emergency situation continues and 
funds have been held to make possible 
further response in 1974. 

A total of $102,875.59 was sent in 
1973 for emergency feeding, housing, 
medical and social services and small 
business loans. This assistance went 
both to the missionary Diocese of Nic- 
aragua (through Bishop Haynsworth) 
and to the ecumenical project of 
Church World Service. 

Other major contributions from the 
Fund went to the Indochina Fund for 
Reconstruction & Reconciliation (of 
the World Council of Churches), $10,- 
000; Vietnam Christian Service, $15,- 
000; Palestinian Refugees in the Mid- 
dle East, $25,000; Reconstruction and 
Rehabilitation in the Southern Sudan, 
$25,000; and the Sahelian Zone of 
West Africa for drought/famine re- 
lief, $10,000. 

Although massive assistance is 
needed and will continue to be needed 
in the huge area of the sub-Sahara, 
Africa, which now comprises nine 
countries, the Presiding Bishop's Fund, 
through Church World Service, has 
been able to make a significant contri- 
bution to work concentrated in the 
small French-speaking country of 
Niger. As part of the World Council 
response. Church World Service has 
fielded a mobile medical team — ecu- 
menical and international — to do emer- 
gency and preventive work among 
drought victims. CWS has also con- 
ducted a critically important work of 
combatting infestation of date palm 
trees by importing lady bugs from Iran 
which attack the predatory insect 
which is destroying these oases trees. 
These are vital to the life and liveli- 

hood of the nomadic peoples of the 

Contributions from the Presiding 
Bishop's Fund to Church World Ser- 
vice made possible 1,536 shipments to 

62 countries of material aid, weighing 
53 million pounds and valued at $14.3 
million, in the form of clothing, blan- 
kets, yard goods, food, medicines, 
family planning materials, sewing ma- 

Treasurer's Report 

Editor's Note: Following is the report of Diocesan Treasurer Michael 
Schenck on assessments and quota plus the payments thereof for parishes and 
missions throughout the Diocese for the period January through March 31, 
1974. The assessments figure is that assigned to each parish and mission for 
the day-to-day-operating ejcpense of the Diocese. The quota figure repre- 
sents the participation of ^ch parish and mission in the program of the 
Episcopal Church in the Diocese and throughout the world. 



Assessment Paid Quota Paid 

Albemarle, Christ Church $ 1,231.00 $ 131.00 $ 3,551.00 $ 251.00 

Ansonville, All Souls 234.00 149.67 675.00 432.00 

Asheboro, Good Shepherd 1,796.00 299.34 5,184.00 864.00 

Battleboro, St. Johns 238.00 179.00 687.00 .00 

Burlington, Holy Comforter 4,525.00 1,131.25 9,500.00 2,375.00 

St. Athanasius 44.00 44.00 128.00 128.00 

Gary, St. Pauls 974.00 243.48 2,809.00 702.24 

Chapel Hill, Chapel of Cross 5,361.00 911.00 15,471.00 2,621.00 

Holy Family 2,835.00 708.75 8,181.00 2,045.25 

Charlotte, All Saints „ 701.00 175.25 2,022.00 505.50 

Christ Church 13,804.00 3,451.00 40,233.00 10,058.28 

Holy Comforter 5,756.00 479.67 13,610.00 1,134.17 

St. Andrews 2,203.00 .00 6,358.00 .00 

St. Christophers 1,534.00 383.55 4,427.00 1,113.45 

St. Johns 6,124.00 1,530.00 6,000.00 6,342.00 

St. Martins 5,801.00 1,450.31 16,739.00 4,184.81 

St. Michael & All Angels 820.00 205.00 2,367.00 .00 

St. Peters 4,867.00 1,216.75 14,046.00 3,511.50 

Cleveland, Christ Church 907.00 .00 904.00 .00 

Concord, All Saints 2,050.00 520.00 5,916.00 1,479.00 

Cooleemee, Good Shepherd 233.00 .00 672.00 .00 

Davidson, St. Albans 200.00 100.00 577.00 200.00 

Durham, Ephphatha 51.00 .00 146.00 .00 

St. Andrews 223.00 55.75 644.00 161.00 

St. Josephs 1,403.00 475.75 500.00 .00 

St. Lukes 1,886.00 314.34 500.00 41.67 

St. Philips 4,991.00 .00 14,403.00 .00 

St. Stephens 3,420.00 855.00 9,869.00 2,467.31 

St. Titus 1,184.00 296.06 3,416.00 854.06 

Eden, Epiphany 1,260.00 315.00 2,346.00 586.50 

St. Lukes 727.00 181.74 2,097.00 524.66 

St. Marys-By-Highway 119.00 .00 343.00 57.20 

Elkin, Galloway Memorial 213.00 .00 614.00 .00 

Enfield, The Advent 424.00 .00 500.00 .00 

Erwin, St. Stephens 1,249.00 315.00 750.00 189.00 

Fork, The Ascension 160.00 .00 461.00 .00 

Fuquay-Varina, Trinity 77.00 .00 .00 .00 

Garner, St. Christophers 341.00 .00 984.00 .00 

Germanton, St. Phillips ' 15.00 15.00 43.00 43.00 

Greensboro, All Saints 1,635.00 408.75 4,719.00 1,179.75 

Holy Trinity 8,350.00 2,087.49 24,095.00 6,023.73 

The Redeemer 1,122.00 .00 3,237.00 .00 

St. Andrews 3,899.00 3,899.00 11,253.00 2,250.60 

St. Barnabas 301.00 75.25 870.00 217.50 

Halifax, St. Marks.. 240.00 .00 691.00 .00 

Hamlet, All Saints 556.00 556.00 1,604.00 .00 

Haw River, St. Andrews 317.00 .00 .00 .00 

Henderson, Holy Innocents 3,396.00 .00 9,800.00 .00 

St. Johns 402.00 .00 944.00 .00 

High Point, St. Christophers 1,586.00 .00 500.00 .00 

St Marys 3,822.00 955.50 11,030.00 2,757.48 


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chines, tools, seeds and other supplies 
and equipment. U. S. government assis- 
tance included $3.3 million as the value 
of Food for Peace and $2.4 million 
in reimbursed ocean freight. Member- 
ship in Interchurch Medical Assistance 
enabled the Episopal Church to make 
15 shipments to eight countries of 
medicines valued at $230,596.41 for a 
cost of $2,602.38. 

Our refugee resettlement program 
under the sponsorship of Church 
World Service, continued resettlement 
by the Episcopal Church — in 1973 
191 more individuals were aided than 
in 1972 and this represents 31 percent 
of the total caseload of Church World 
Service. The largest number (699) 
came from Yugoslavia. Others, in or- 
der, were Cubans, Rumanians, Egyp- 

tians, Ugandan Asians, Albanians, 
Iraqi, Armenians, Chinese (from Hong 
Kong), Russians and Bulgarians. 

The new Guidelines for the Presid- 
ing Bishop's Fund call for more atten- 
tion to development as a means of at- 
tacking root causes of hunger and 
poverty. In 1973 the Presiding Bishop's 
Fund was involved through its support 
of the Planned Parenthood program of 
Church World Service, funding proj- 
ects in Brazil and Costa Rica and 
through support of community de- 
velopment programs in the Malagasy 
Republic and Israel, Dominican Re- 
public, and the Caribbean area. This 
type of support will be expanded in 

In addition to the major emergencies 
referred to above, the Presiding 
Bishop's Fund responded to these other 
emergencies and special needs: North- 
ern Philippines, crop infestation; Poly- 
nesia, hurricane releif; Pakistani, Ben- 
gali and Bihari refugees; Iceland, vol- 
cano; Texas, tornado; Tennessee, 
flood; Missouri, flood; Michigan, 
flood; Arkansas, tornado; Indochina, 
BachMai Hospital and Cho Ray Hospi- 
tal; South Dakota, replacement of gar- 
den tools plus seeds and Wounded 
Knee; Canada, Winnipeg Aid Commit- 
tee; Korea, legal defense; Mexico, 
flood relief; Pakistan, flood relief; 
Farm Workers Ministry, food emer- 
gency. New York City; Vermont, flood 
relief; Grenada, fire-damaged high 
school; Brazil, food and clothing for 
boys' home; Rio Grande, medical 
emergency in San Juan Mission on Na- 
vojo Reservation; and Chile, refugees 
from Chile. 

At the May meeting of the Executive 
Council, the Guidelines proposed by 
the Special Committee appointed to 
Evaluate the Presiding Bishop's Fund 
were adopted and a new Board of Di- 
rectors was appointed. The Presiding 
Bishop continues as Chairman of the 
Board and the other members are: The 
Rev. A. Theodore Eastman, Washing- 
ton; George T. Guernsey III, Missouri; 
the Rt. Rev. Willis R. Henton, North- 
west Texas; Mrs. Howard Hoover, Los 
Angeles; the Rev. Gerald N. McAllis- 
ter, West Texas; Miss Jane Ordway, 
Rochester; the Very Rev. Dillard Rob- 
inson, Newark; Curtis Roosevelt, New 
York; the Rev. Albert Sears, Massa- 
chusetts; the Rt. Rev. Furman C. 
Stough, Alabama; Fernando Vender, 
Arizona; Mrs. Robert M. Webb, Con- 
necticut; and Mrs. J. Wilmette Wilson, 





Hillsborough, St. Matthews 





Huntersville, St. Marks 





Iredell Co., St. James , 





Jackson, The Saviour 





Kittrell, St. James 





Laurinburg, St. Davids 









Littleton, St. Albans 





St. Annas 









St. Pauls 









Milton, Christ Church 





Monroe, St. Pauls 









Northampton Co., St. Lukes 





Oxford, St. Cyprians 





St. Stephens 





Pittsboro, St. Bartholomews 





Raleigh, Christ Church 













St. Augustines 





St. Marks 









St. Michaels 





St. Timothys 





Reidsville, St. Thomas 





Ridgeway, Good Shepherd 





Roanoke Rapids, All Saints 





Rockingham, The Messiah 





Rocky Mount, Christ Church 





The Epiphany 





Good Shepherd 





St. Andrews 





Roxboro, St. Marks 





Salisbury, St. Lukes 





St. Matthews 





St. Pauls 





Sanford, St. Thomas 





1 547 00 




Smithfield, St. Pauls 





Southern Pines, Emmanuel 

A KA 1 C\f\ 

1 1 1 < < 

111 HA f\r\ 

i,l 1 D. jU 

Speed, St. Marys 





Statesville, Trinity 





Tarboro, Calvary 





St. Lukes 





St. Michaels 





Thomasville, St. Pauls 









Wadesboro, Calvary 


■ 1,629.00 



Wake Forest, St. Johns 





Walnut Cove, Christ Church 





Warrenton, All Saints 










Weldon, Grace 





Wilson, St. Marks 





St. Timothys 





Winston-Salem, St. Annes 





St. Pauls 





St. Stephens 





St. Timothys 





Woodleaf, St. Georges 





Yanceyville, St. Lukes 






$ 48,830.98 



May 1974 


Editor's Note: In a continuing effort to improve the usefulness of The N. C. Churchman to 
its readers and to the Diocese of North Carolina the Editorial Board is once again inviting readers 
to participate in a readership study . . . similar to one conducted two years ago this spring. Our 
readers are encouraged to fill out the below questionnaire, tear it out and mail it to: Churchman 
Survey, P. O. Box 647, Raleigh, North Carolina 27602. It is repeated from April. 

1 — I am (check one) A clergyman 

2 — I look at The Churchman Infrequently 

3 — I read it Superficially 

4 — I find The Churchman ^Of little Help 

5— 1 find it _Dull 

.An Adult 
Jn Some Depth 

Young Adult 



_Most Helpful 
Most Interesting 

6 — From reading The Churchman I get the following image of the Diocese of North Carolina: 
An Ineffective Operation We Do A Fair Job A First Class Program 

7 — To me, the three most interesting and useful features of The Churchman are as follows (please 
list in 1, 2, 3 order) : 

-Men of the Church Coverage 

-Bishops' Letters 

-News Of Our Conventions 

-DioSCENE, Parish News 
-National Church News 
-ECW Coverage 

8 — During the past two years I have noticed in The Churchman: 
Little Improvement Some Improvement 

News Of Diocese 

Clergy News 

EYC Coverage 

Much Improvement 

Please Explain: 

9 — As for format of our publication, I tend to favor: 
The present magazine format A new tabloid newspaper format 

10 — My principal suggestion for upgrading The Churchman and improving its usefulness to me, 
my parish and to the Diocese is as follows: 


Theme Of This Issue: 

Christian Education 
In Diocese Of N. C. 



Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 

Editor and Chairman, 
Division of Information 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve, The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London, Mrs. 
Margaret Darst Smith and Miss 
Terri Love 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 64 

June, 1974 

No. 6 

The North Carolina Churchman is 
published monthly except July, August 
and September by the Department of 
Promotion and Communications of the 
copal Diocese of North Carolina, 201 
St. Alban's Drive, Raleigh, N. C. 
27609. Nondiocesan subscriptions, 

Second class postage paid at Raleigh 

N. C. All manuscripts, drawings, photo- 
graphs and news articles should be ac- 
companied by a stamped, self-addressed 
envelope, and received by the first of 
the month preceding publication date. 

Change of Address: The Post Office 
will not forward copies; please give at 
least one month's notice. Send old ad- 
dress clipped from back copy with new 
address. Parishes are asked to send 
names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspond- 
ence to P. O. Box 17025, Raleigh, 
N. C, 27609. 

Bishops Letter: 

God Still In Command 

On May 13 I completed 14 years as a bishop in the Church of God in 
the Diocese of North Carolina. I celebrated this anniversary by a retreat at the 
Convent of St. Helena in Augusta, Georgia. Our hosts were most gracious, as 
always, and made it possible for me to spend some time in silence when I could 
reflect, pray, and read. 

This is also the 33rd year of my ordination to the diaconate. A great deal 
of history has been written in these years, i.e., World War II, Korea, Viet- 
nam, the boom of the 50's, social activism, the widespread and renewed interest 
in the social sciences, and the new religious movements. 

One of the many thoughts that struck me in the silence of the beautiful chapel 
of the Convent was that God is still in command and His church continues to 
serve and worship Him. There have been moments when God has been de- 
clared dead and the church as dying, but they are still very much alive. Prayer 
Book revision, women and the priesthood, G.C.S.P. and the withholding of 
pledges have created threats and crises and the church has changed and will 
continue to change. 

But in the quiet of prayer and in the Holy Eucharist the same God is 
present. The gates of hell will not prevail. Alleluia. He is risen and shall reign 
forever and ever. That is what counts! 

Faithfully in Christ, 
Thomas A. Fraser 

Our Readers Write 

Editor, The Churchman: 

"Does being a Churchmember make a difference in Your Life?" 

I read the responses of the four men with interest and admiration in last 
month's issue. Noting that each one referred to their family several times in- 
spires me to remark that the Church is the only thing the whole family can 
do together. 

The old time farm family was an ideal type of family life. From the littlest 
child on up, the whole family lived together, on the farm, for the farm and 
off the farm. Family life is in crisis these days. Father goes off to a job, 
in which the rest of the family has no knowledge or interest. Mother perhaps 
ditto. Children go off to school, which usually keeps the children until dark, 
or later. The family does not eat together, sleep together, play together, live 

But church is something the whole family can do together. From infancy 
they take part in the church worship; grow in a common relationship to The 
Creator of all things and all people; take special responsibilities as usher; choir; 
altar guild; acolyte; Lay Reader. Men, women, youth and children have separate 
meetings but all are working on the same project. The whole family is in it 

And that is being a family, a wholesome family. 

The Rev. C. E. B. Robinson 
(Retired Priest of The Diocese) 
York, S. C. 

Editor, The Churchman: 

Here are some responses to the questions in the May 1974 Churchman: 
"Does being a Churchmember make a difference in Your Life?" 

In this day of the computer, mass media, high rise living, etc. one of the 
(Continued on page 13) 


The Churchman 

In Diocesan Christian Education Project: 

Parishes Share Study Guide Views 

SPECIAL ISSUES PLANNERS— Here is the Christian Education Committee of 
the Diocese of North Carolina. They are shown in session recently at High Point 
where they assembled much of the material for this issue of The Churchman. 
From left are the Rev. William H. Hethcock, the Rev. David Woodruff, the 
Rev. Frank Dunn, the Rev. Alwin Reiners, the Rev. Harrison T. Simons, Mrs. 
Jane Gurry and Miss Carol Coonley. 

DRE, St. Peter's, Charlotte 

What written curriculum material 
should we use is often a thorny ques- 
tion for Christian education planners. 
In order to learn something about ma- 
terials which are in use in this diocese 
several parishes were recently asked 
which written curricula they used and 
why. Replies indicate that a wide range 
of materials is used to respond to 
equally diverse experiences and expec- 

Choosing suitable curricula from the 
variety of materials available is a criti- 
cal time consuming process, best done 
in response to previously carefully de- 
veloped objectives of a Christian edu- 
cation program. When planners are 
clear about what knowledge and ex- 
perience they wish teachers and learn- 
ers to have while involved in the pro- 
gram, they are better equipped to 
evaluate the usefulness of available 

Several parishes have found a book 
entitled "What Shall We Teach" to be a 
valuable resource in choosing curricula. 
This 1971 Diocese of Oklahoma pub- 
lication reviews and evaluates eight 
Episcopal materials, 15 from other de- 
nominations, and four from a commer- 
cial publisher, David C. Cook. Evalua- 
tions are made in six basic categories; 
needs and experience of learners, con- 
tent and fact presented, theological as- 
sumptions and assertions, the mission 
of the church, educational philosophy, 
and helps for the teacher. 

A recent process of selection of ma- 
terial for Holy Comforter, Burlington, 
is described as follows by Mrs. Joan 
Phillips, church school superintendent: 

"Three years ago, we had a crisis 
in our church school. Teachers were 
rather bored, material stale, parents 
weren't happy, and children weren't 
coming regularly on Sunday mornings. 
Rather than scrap the idea of Sunday 
school altogether (this was discussed), 
the Vestry appointed a Christian Edu- 
cation Committee. 

"After initial organization, this com- 
mittee struggled with values and goals, 
and finally came up with the following 
purpose on which to focus all their ef- 

" 'To help God become real, here 

and now, so that we express His Love 
as understood in our experience and in 
our church's teachings.' 

"For some reason the curriculum we 
were using did not fulfill this purpose, 
so in late 1972, a Curriculum Study 
Committee was formed. We were intro- 
duced to the book "What Shall We 
Teach" at the Diocesan Christian Edu- 
cation Workshop, Project '73. We 
chose five publishers from that listing 
to study further, then voted on the one 
that we liked best. Winston Publica- 
tions won unanimously. It seemed to 
fill our needs; meet our stated goals. It 
pleased the most conservative commit- 
tee members; stimulated the most 

Some of the parishes in this Diocese 
supplement one basic written cirricu- 
lum with several others to achieve their 
objectives. This is the case at St. Paul's, 
Winston-Salem. Wilma Smiley, director 
of Christian education in that parish, 
writes: "We look at the useability of 
materials in terms of the teacher; does 
the material suit the needs and experi- 
ences of the children in our parish; does 
it relate to these experiences with the 

experiences and history of Christinas in 
bygone days; how does it describe 
God's action in the world and in each 
individual's life? Finally does it fit with 
our objectives of what we hope will 
happen to those persons in the program 
of Christian education?" 

St. Paul's uses Episcopal materials 
with Methodist materials for nursery 
and kindergarten, Lutheran material in 
fourth. Southern Baptist material in 
fifth and sixth and develop their own 
from various sources in third where 
children are being instructed for Holy 

Mrs. Smiley notes that materials are 
continually evaluated and changed as 
needed when materials are found to be 
wrong due to approach, unrealistic ex- 
pectations or not right for need. 

Grace Church, Lexington, uses St. 
Louis Educational Center resources for 
adults while Holy Comforter, Charlotte 
uses these resources throughout its 
Church School. 

"Teal Curriculum" is used by The 
Church of the Good Shepherd in Ra- 
leigh and All Saints in Roanoke 
(Continued on page 13) 

June 1974 


At Trinity Church: 

Group Completes Ministry Course 

Was Prison Chaplain For 2 Decades: 

The Rev. W. H. R. Jackson 
Retiring After 40 Years 

Churchman Editorial Board 

The Rev. William H. R. Jackson re^ 
tired from active duty on April 14, 
1974, after more than 40 years of 
active priesthood. At the time of his 
retirement he was serving as priest-in- 
charge of St. Mark's, Roxboro, Christ 
Church, Milton, and St. Luke's, 
Yanceyville. He is best known in this 
Diocese, however, for his 20 years as 
chaplain with the N. C. Prison Depart- 
ment, many of them at Central Prison 
in Raleigh. 

Bom in New York City in 1902, Mr. 
Jackson was educated in the New 
York City Schools; DuBose School, 
Tennessee; the University of Toronto; 
the School of Theology, University of 
the South. He was ordained deacon in 

Special To The Churchman 

The Division of Continuing Educa- 
tion of the Program Task Force of the 
Diocese has a program of consultation 
with parishes, and individual clergy. 
Christian Education Committees, and 
D. C. E, both by request and as the 
Division takes the initiative in carrying 
out its responsibilities in the Diocese. 

These consultations are done by in- 
dividual members, or groups of mem- 
bers of the Division, and by the Divi- 
sion as a whole. 

The Rev. Alwin Reiners, Chr., and 
Mrs. Jane Gurry, member of the Di- 
vision and Christian Education Consul- 
tant to the Charlotte churches. The 
Rev. William Hethcock, Director of 

1930 in Philadelphia, Pa., and or- 
dained priest in 1931 at St. Luke's, 
Chapel, Sewanee, Tenn., by the late 
Bishop Thomas C. Darst of East Caro- 
lina. He was married in 1933 to 
Vertie N. Moore of Roxboro. 

His first charge was rector of Holy 
Cross, Aurora and priest-in-charge of 
St. John's, Bonnerton. He later served 
as priest-in-charge of St. James, Ayden, 
St. Barnabus, Snow Hill, and St. John's, 
Winterville, all in the Diocese of 
East Carolina. From 1940 to 1946 he 
served as chaplain. Thirtieth Infantry 
Division, U. S. Army. He came from 
there to the N. C. Prison Department 
in 1946 and stayed there until 1967, 
when he went to Roxboro. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson plan to re- 
main in Roxboro, and have great plans 
for the future and their 40 acres there. 

Program of the Diocese, and others 
have done a number of consultations 
to help with planning and the carrying 
out of events or workshops in areas 
such as Teacher Training, Curriculum 
Planning, and Adult Education. Such 
consultations are available from mem- 
bers of the Department on request from 
various churches, clergy, or Christian 
Education people. 

Another kind of consultation has 
been carried out by the entire Division. 
In an attempt to get to know churches 
better, and their needs, special visits 
have been made to two congregations 
— Christ Church, Albemarle and St. 
Thomas, Sanford. With the cooperation 
of the host clergyman and parish, the 
Division was invited to an informal 
dinner with representatives from the 
various organizations of the congrega- 

MOUNT AIRY— Twenty persons 
"graduated" from an eight-week course 
on "Equipping for Ministry" conducted 
at Trinity Church in Mount Airy. 

The Rev. George W. Bowman, III, 
chaplain-supervisor at the Bowman 
Gray School of Medicine, led the 
course under the general purp>ose "to 
enable the participants to develop more 
self-understanding, to develop minister- 
ing skills and to actualize a community 
of caring." 

The whole idea of this special course 
helping people to be better ministers 
was developed at Trinity Church with 
the help of the Diocesan Office of Pro- 
gram. Following a session of the Adult 
Church School Class, the Rector, the 
Rev. William Pilcher, wrote to the Dio- 
cesan Office to express some of the 
parishioners' concerns. They were ask- 
ing how to become better able to minis- 
ter to persons who are estranged from 
others, persons who are lonely, those 
who are angry, those who have special 
problems, and other kinds of needs 
people express in any community. 

The letter brought the Rev. William 
Hethcock, director of program, and the 
Rev. Peter Keese, hospital chaplain at 
Duke University, to Trinity to talk 
about what could be done. Together 
it was decided to contact the chaplains 
at Bowman Gray and enlist their aid. 
Mr. Bowman was interested and agreed 
to come to Mount Airy for the classes. 
The sessions included discussions on a 
theology of caring, sensitivity to human 
needs, understanding ourselves, caring 
for grieving persons and caring for per- 
sons with specific spiritual and emo- 
tional problems. The cost of the course 
was shared equally between the Diocese 
and the participants in Mount Airy. 

Since the "experiment" at Trinity 
was helpful to those who participated, 
the Office of Program is hopeful that 
some other such "equipping" courses 
will be possible in other parishes in the 

tion. Then a discussion was held about 
where the congregation saw itself to be 
in its present life and what some of its 
needs might be. This data was gathered 
and evaluated and some attempt is be- 
ing made to respond. 

Now a two-phase visitation is 

Consultation Services Now 
Available In Diocese Of NC 


The Churchman 

Churchwomen Hold Annual Convention 

NEW OFFICERS — These are the new officers of the Episcopal Churchwomen of the Diocese of North Carolina. They 
were elected at the recent 92nd annual meeting at St. Mary's Church in High Point. From left are: Mrs. John Thomp- 
son, chairman of Northeast Convocation; Mrs. Robert Sisk, UTO treasurer; Mrs. Gerald Barrett, ECW treasurer; Mrs. 
D. J. Coleman, devotional life secretary; Mrs. W. M. Sigmon, Christian ministries and college work chairman; Mrs. Ken- 
neth Royal, Jr., chairman of Central Convocation; Mrs. William Powell, year book editor; and Mrs. George B. S. Hale, 
secretary of Church Periodical Club. (Photos this page, cover, and Page 3 by Margaret Smith, Churchman Board) 


. . . Reporting on ECW Seminar, 

planned with another congregation — 
Trinity Church, Statesville. The first 
visit will involve dinner and the in- 
formal data gathering session. Then 
with plenty of evaluation, planning, and 
cooperation on the part of all con- 
cerned, the Division will respond to the 
apparent needs of the congregation 
with a second visit. This will involve a 
workshop or skill session designed to 
meet specific needs. If this proves to be 
beneficial to all concerned in this case, 
then it will be offered to other congre- 
gations in the Diocese. 

Such consultations as those men- 
tioned above, by individuals or several 
people, can be an effective means of 
improving and forwarding the life of a 
congregation. If you feel this kind of 
thing would be helpful to your church, 
don't hesitate to get in touch with the 
chairman or some member of the Di- 

. . . Secretary and President, Respectively 

In Annual ECW Address 

. . . Talks About Haiti 

June 1974 


More Spritely Religious Education: 

Inter- Parish Teacher Training Set 

SITE OF SEPTEMBER SEMINAR— This is the Quail Roost Conference 
Center near Durham, site of the September 29-October 2 Episcopal Church- 
women Seminar this fall. Theme for the seminar is "Why the Church: Christian 
Decision Making." Dr. Harmon Smith, Jr., of Durham will be discussion leader 
for the seminar. 

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte area 
church school teachers will have a 
chance to try their hands at sculptur- 
ing, to get comfortable with spontane- 
ous drama, to learn how to turn a Bib- 
lical idea into a lesson for four-year- 
olds, and to know how to make a film 
with Junior Highs — if plans materialize 
for inter-parish training events during 

Chances are, plans will bear fruit. 
It has been happening for two years 
already, as slowly a clientele has been 
building for workshops offered by an 
inter-parish committee of folks dedi- 
cated to enlivening Christian Educa- 

Persons involved in Christian Edu- 
cation on all levels have attended one 
or more of four major workshops 
events designed by the committee in 
the last two years. Resources covering 
subjects as far-ranging as music to 
developing sharing groups have caught 
the interest of teachers looking for 
fresh approaches to apply in their class- 

Made possible by the part-time 
availability of Jane Gurry, St. Peter's 
parish assistant in education, to co-or- 
dinate educational ventures among con- 
gregations, an expansion of the com- 
mittee's work has happened in the di- 
rection of consultation. Mrs. Gurry has 
worked with St. Martin's and Holy 
Comforter churches on designing learn- 
ing events, has spear-headed a team of 
consultants to give support and direc- 
tion to the Church School teachers of 
Christ Church, and has led, with the 
Rev. Tom Droppers, a values clarifica- 
tion event with Episcopal college stu- 
dents at Davidson. 

"What we're hoping to test," says 
Mrs. Gurry, "is a series of models both 
for consultation and workshop designs 
that can be applied almost anywhere. 
It's important that what we're doing is 
getting lay people to share with each 

Finding not only a deep-running in- 
security among church school teachers, 
but a wealth of creativity and knowl- 
edge among them waiting to be tapped, 
the committee has found that the big- 
gest unused resource is the experience 
of teachers and learners right in Char- 

"It has been supportive and refresh- 
ing for local people to find that we 
don't always have to depend on super- 
duper people for expertise," com- 
mented the Rev. Frank Dunn, the com- 

St. Martin's, Charlotte 

CHARLOTTE— Every brain in the 
room had hosted a whole series of new 
images of the Gospel by the time the 
weekend gelled in that primal Biblical 
symbol, the apple. But the apple the 
leader held up before the group was 
not the apple of Eden, symbol of the 
fall. It was rather an image of redemp- 

The brains entertaining this "imagi- 
nal theology'-' belonged to 59 Episco- 
palians from around the Diocese of 
North Carolina who had come to Christ 
Church at Charlotte for a weekend of 
theological reflection called "Christian 
Self - Understanding." The leader, 
Wally Spiegel, a seminarian, was one 
of a pair sent by an organization called 
"Imaginal Systgmatics." About that 

mittee's chairman. "We have many 
skills to share with each other. It's fan- 
tastic to see people raise their own 
feelings of competency as they begin 
to teach and learn from one another." 

apple: Wally was splitting it open to 
suggest that lives somehow have to be 
broken in order to be shared. 

Linking the Passion and the 
Church's mission by a broken apple — 
recalling the broken bread of the Eu- 
charist — is typical of the way the 
course seeks to relate a theological im- 
pression (Passion), a liturgical expres- 
sion (Eucharist), and an ethical appli- 
cation (sharing, mission). 

Born of a search by the Diocesan Di- 
vision of Education for a strong, con- 
tent-centered program for adults, the 
February weekend "sold out" with 
maximum registration. Participants 
were promised at the outset that they 
were in for a program which overtly 
seeks to "sell" a particular interpreta- 
tion of the Gospel, and were admon- 
ished to examine the presentations to 
make sure they "gave people their 

At Christ Church, Charlotte: 

Theological Reflection 
Topic Of Weekend Study 


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St. Ambrose AA Project Pays Off 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY SCENES — A year ago, three people sat in the Parish House of Saint Ambrose at Raleigh await- 
ing a crowd that never came. It was the first meeting of a new experiment to try an Alcoholics Anonymous Program on 
the south-side. A more ambitious program was planned for the next week with a special film to be secured from the State 
Library. The grand number of four attended that next meeting. From such a beginning, the Ambrose Chapter of A. A. 
celebrated its first anniversary recently with a large gathering of friends, wives and children (upper photo) — a far cry 
from the first cold night when the first meeting was held. The Ambrose Chapter is well on its way, thanks to the hard 
and untiring work of the three who first met to plan the chapter work, as well as the assistance of the Mental Health 
Center of Wake, and the advice and cooperation of Morris Barber of the State Corrections Department, and the staff of 
the Wake Alcoholic Information Center. The Ambrose Chapter provides weekly meetings for fellowship, study, and dis- 
cussion based upon the "Big Book" of A. A. The Ambrose Chapter is well on its way in providing help for individuals and 
families who are plagued with the problem of alcohol. The word seems to be making the rounds that the A. A. route 
does work. What a difference a year makes. The Rev. Arthur Calloway (center, lower photo) is shown with members of 
the anniversary group. 

lives" rather than "tried to take their 
lives away." 

Beginning Friday night with an ex- 
planation of the Imaginal Systematics 
approach, Spiegel and his partner, 
Carol Tewksbury, launched a discus- 
sion of liturgy, and held out the carrot 
that lots of the "old straight-down-the- 
middle" stuff of Christianity could 
make loads of sense if together the 
group could find ways of relating it to 
the way lives are lived in 1974. 

Old Testament themes were the 
point where the weekend moved into 
high gear. David, Moses, Isaiah, 
Gideon, Daniel, and the Maccabees 
were all tossed into the hopper, and 
humor began pouring out on all sides. 
Two hours and a hundred laughs later, 
Bathsheba of bathing fame, her clumsy 
husband Uriah the Hittite, and even 
David the Anointed-tumed-seducer 
were more than casual acquaintances 
of the priests and lay people around 
the room. 

By Saturday night, those in the 
group were probably more fatigued 
than they had been in years, but never 
before had they been so exhausted 
from working through such a variety 
of elements as the hermeneutic (Bib- 
lical interpretation) of the contempo- 

rary German Rudolf Bultmann, a ser- 
mon of Paul Tillich (formerly a semi- 
nary teacher and theologian) on sin 
and grace, and a Paul Newman film. 
The Hustler. 

With an in-depth look at the doc- 
trine of the Trinity (to ask,"Do we 
meet Father, Son, and Spirit in our 
everyday lives?") as a backdrop, the 
film was one of several art forms used 
to relate theological concepts to ordi- 
nary life-situations. Tapes of readings, 
stories, and songs constantly inter- 

spersed throughout the basic lecture- 
format, related the Gospel to the life 
experiences of modern people. 

"What does it all have to do with 
the Church's job, and the way Chris- 
tians live their lives?" was the focus 
for Sunday afternoon's session focusing 
on understandings and strategies for 

Founded by Martin Bell, a young 
Episcopal priest with talents for writ- 
ing and composing, Imaginal Systemat- 
ics provides both a curriculum of adult 

June 1974 


education and leaders trained to lead 
the courses in parish settings. Drawing 
on the wide experience of other Dio- 
ceses (notably Alabama), the division 
of education contracted with Bell to 
provide the basic course, Christian 
Self-Understanding, as an alternative to 
the more group/relational types of 
events sponsored by the Diocese of 

North Carolina in the last several years. 

Bell, author of the popular Seabury 
book, "The Way of the Wolf" began 
developing Imaginal Systematics as a 
result of a very forcible experience 
with a heart attack several years ago. 
According to Bell, the radical need for 
the Church is for new images for the 
Gospel truths, in line with the new 

data which contemporary life keeps 
turning up. 

As witnessed by a turn-out of over 
half the Charlotte participants at a 10- 
day-later evaluation session, those who 
came found new levels of Christian 
self-understanding, and not a few new 
images of the Gospel which made old 
truths clearer. And more vibrant. 

Adult Adviser Workshops Planned 

Two Youth Adviser Workshops are planned in the Diocese to train adults 
and young people in program planning for local young Churchmen. St. 
Mary's Church in High Point will host a workshop for the western portion 
of the Diocese on Saturday, September 7. Eastern congregations will be in- 
vited to St. Luke's in Durham on Saturday, September 21. 

The purpose of the workshop is to help local youth advisers plan and 
execute good programs and activities. There will be a sharing of programs 
that have "worked", some ideas that haven't been tried, and for new advisers 
some suggestions on how to get started. Delegates will have a chance to 
look over printed materials available for youth workers. 

The plans are being made by the Division of Youth. Some 85 persons 
in the Diocese attended similar workshops in two congregations last fall. 
Their enthusiasm has brought the Youth Division to plan these similar events 
for this year. 

'Pictures Louder Than Words: 

Slide Presentations Offer 
Wide Program Opportunities 

Rector, Grace Church, Lexington 

In the last few years a growing num- 
ber of "amateurs" has discovered the 
power and versatility of the 35-milli- 
meter color slide for all sorts of pro- 
gramming possibilities. Generally, the 
term "multi-media" has grown up 
around the use of projected slides along 
with one or more other media: such as 
records, tape, dancing, live music, mov- 
ing pictures, etc. 

My first exposure to a multi-media 
project was in concept a simple one. 
We simply took the recorded sound 
track of the rock opera "Jesus Christ- 
Superstar" and matched slide pictures 
to it, along with ballet performed live. 
As a rule, slides were used to portray 
concepts or themes in the opera; ballet 
was the vehicle by which emotions were 
portrayed. It took a lot of work to put 
it together, but it was more than worth 
it in terms of the moving experience it 
provided for both participants and 
audience. It was performed on Good 

I have also found slide and sound 

shows extremely helpful as promotional 
devices. I have been involved in devel- 
oping 15 to 20-minute presentations for 
every member canvasses, development 
projects and simply for the purpose of 
building parish morale. It really is true 
that "pictures speak louder than 
words" and that almost any purpose 
which can be promoted verbally can be 
more powerfully promoted visually. 

Another setting in which multi- 
media projects may be used to good 
success is in the classroom, be it with 
adults or children. Groups working to- 
gether can produce surprising results 
given some film and cameras. Some ex- 
amples I've seen: small children draw- 
ing their own shdes or film strips, high 
school young persons creating a sKde 
"sermon" on the subject of pollution 
in their city, a group of adults develop- 
ing a multi-media Epistle to be "read" 
at a contemporary Eucharist. 

One positive aspect of the multi- 
media project is that it lends itself to — 
in fact requires — both group effort and 
the distribution of tasks. It's a natural 
for any group of^persons. In addition, 

Guilford College 
Is Host For 
Youth Gathering 

GREENSBORO — The Annual 
Summer Conference for Young People 
is scheduled to take place this year on 
the campus of Guilford College in 
Greensboro. The conference is being 
designed for young people who have 
just completed grades 7 through 12. 
The conference will begin with supper 
on Friday, August 2, and continue 
through lunch on Tuesday, August 6. 

The Planning Committee under the 
leadership of Miss Carol Coonley of 
Raleigh has determined as their pur- 
pose "to make new friends from 
througjiout the Diocese, to get in touch 
with what it means to be a Christian 
today, and to have lots of fun." 

The event is sponsored by the Di- 
vision of Youth of the Program Task 
Force. Last year's conference took 
place at Camp New Hope near Hills- 
borough, a conference center operated 
by the Presbyterian Church. No youth 
conference was held for the years im- 
mediately following the closing of 
Camp Vade Mecum, formerly a con- 
ference center for this Diocese. The 
conference scheduled at Guilford this 
summer is part of a continuing effort to 
rebuild the tradition of a summer gath- 
ering for young people in this Diocese. 

Registration will be received by the 
Office of Program in the Diocesan 
House. A fee of $15 is required with 
registration, and $30 due on arrival on 
August 2, make the total conference 
fee $45. 

a project may range from quite elemen- 
tal to highly sophisticated, depending 
upon the experience, expertise and 
equipment of the group. Nevertheless, 
it is virtually guaranteed to possess a 
strength and impact you did not expect, 
simply by virtue of the power of over- 
sized still pictures. Have fun! 


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250 Youths Gather At Burlington: 

Holy Comforter Hosts 'Spring Ding' 

Have Picture Made With Bishop (left rear) 

BURLINGTON— A group of 250 
young people of the Diocese of North 
CaroHna gathered recently at the 
Church of the Holy Comforter in Bur- 
lington to celebrate a "Spring Ding." 
The title was dreamed up by the Dio- 
cesan Youth Commission, an elected 
group of 1 8 young people from around 
the Diocese and their adult advisers 
who planned the day. 

The purpose of the Spring Ding was 
to offer the young people an opportu- 
nity to get to know Episcopal Young 
Churchmen from other parts of the 
Diocese. The young people worshipped 
together in a Celebration of the Holy 
Communion, Bishop Fraser being the 
celebrant and preacher. 

Also, during the day the youth met 
together in small groups sharing ideas 
and personal experiences they have 
known in and out of the Church. They 
were drawn closer together through this 
experience, and they symbolized this 
by attaching their name tags to two 
sapling trees brought into the Church 
during the worship and later planted in 
the churchyard by the young people. 

Also during the day, 10 youth mem- 
bers of the Diocesan Youth Division 
were elected. They will join the adult 
members in a special organizational 
meeting at The Terraces on October 
4 and 5. The group will share in the re- 
sponsibihty for planning next year's 
spring event, the summer conference 

for youth, the Acolyte Festival, and 
any other youth activities taking place 
during the year. Chairman of the Divi- 
sion is the Rev. John I. Jessup, III of 

Those elected were: Debbie Gay, 
Christ Church, Rocky Mount; Rebecca 
Caldwell, Emmanuel Church, South- 
ern Pines; Donna Bynum, St. Mark's 
Church, Wilson; Anne Hager, Church 

of the Good Shepherd, Asheboro; 
Cedric Johnson, St. Titus' Church, 
Durham; Francene Moore, St. Titus' 
Church, Durham; Lee Morton, St. 
Andrew's Church, Greensboro; Mi- 
chael Reinecke, Church of the Holy 
Comforter, Burlington; Tim Rhodes, 
St. Andrew's Church, Charlotte; and 
Audrey Weaver, St. Martin's Church, 

Gives Special Meaning to Occasion 

. . . New Trees Given Life 

June 1974 


Try At A Layreaders Day 
Mecklenburg County Success 

Special To The Churchman 

An informal survey recently showed 
that there are at least 50 licensed lay- 
readers in the Episcopal congregations 
of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County: 
men, women, and young people. Some 
teach, some preach, some read lessons 
and intercessions, some conduct ser- 
vices in hospitals and nursing homes. 
The Chairmen of two divisions of the 
Program Task Force, the Division of 
Continuing Education and the Division 
on Worship and Liturgy, asked the 
Charlotte clergy if they felt a training 
event would be useful to these lay- 
readers: a day when their work would 
be recognized, and when they could 
learn from one another. 

The response from clergymen and 
from layreaders was enthusiastic, and 
so a four-hour training program was 
planned for Saturday, March 16, at St. 
John's Church. 

About 40 layreaders attended. After 
coffee and donuts, the Rev. Alwin 
Reiners, Jr., rector of the Church of 
the Holy Comforter, and chairman of 
the Division of Continuing Education, 
offered a theology of layreading. He 
said that layreading involves consider- 
ably more than assisting a clergyman 
in a worship service. Layreading is a 
symbol of a lay person's ministry. This 
ministry in the world is central to the 
life of the church. 

Mr. Reiners' presentation was fol- 
lowed by three workshops: each par- 
ticipant was able to attend two of them. 

The Rev. Frank G. Dunn, of Saint 
Martin's Church, conducted a work- 
shop on the use of the voice. It covered 
such elements in public speech as pro- 
jection, phrasing, emphasis, and a 
general exploration into what is being 
spoken or read. Included in this work- 

shop was the opportunity to listen to 
models of public reading, and the prac- 
tice of the participants through the use 
of a tape recorder. 

The Rev. Robert L. Ladehoff, rector 
of Saint Christopher's Church, and 
chairman of the Division on Worship 
and Liturgy, offered a workshop on 
planning services, for those occasions 
when a layreader is asked to prepare 
a service of worship. During this work- 
shop, the service that concluded the 
Layreaders' Day was designed. 

Thomas Mullen, an attorney, and 
layreader at the Church of the Holy 
Comforter, conducted a workshop on 
new horizons for layreaders. He 
described other functions layreaders 
are licensed to perform, in addition to 
reading the psalms and lessons. He 
described a person's possibilities as a 
layreader, and he offered practical 
steps on how to use this potential. 

At a final plenary session, the Rev. 
John Lane, of the Church of the Holy 
Comforter, discussed the Bible in 
church: why we read it, its message for 
today, and the major themes that recur 
in the lectionary. By helping the lay- 
readers feel more comfortable with the 
passages they are asked to read, he en- 
abled them to convey the meaning of 
them more easily. 

The workshop ended with a festive 
service of worship, conducted by the 
layreaders who attended the workshop 
on planning services. 

The response to the day was posi- 
tive. Another Layreaders' Day will be 
held in the fall. 

There are people qualified to lead 
such an event in any convocation. If 
you would like to explore having a 
Layreaders' Day, you are invited to 
contact Mr. Reiners or Mr. Ladehoff. 
They will be happy to describe this 
event in greater detail. 

Eden Group 

Visitors At 

D. C. Cathedral 

EDEN — Forty young people and 
adults from St. Luke's and St. Mary's 
in Eden enjoyed a recent two-day visit 
by chartered bus to Washington, cli- 
maxing their trip with morning worship 
at the National Cathedral on Mt. St. 

They visited many of the usual his- 
toric places — the Smithsonian, Capi- 
tol, Lincoln's Tomb, Washington 
Monument, Museum of Natural His- 
tory, and of History and Technology 
— on Saturday, but Sunday's tour of 
the cathedral under a staff guide and 
the morning worship were the high- 
lights of things seen and done. 

A concert singing group of high 
school children from New Jersey pre- 
sented a half-hour program before the 
service, and the men and boys choir 
of the cathedral led the worship at 
11:00 a.m. 

At the announcement time the group 
from Eden was recognized, and the 
Very Rev. Francis B. Sayre, Jr., Dean 
of the Cathedral, who had cordially 
greeted the group during the tour 
earlier, began his sermon by saying that 
since that day was the last of Earth 
Week, it was quite appropriate that 
there should be a group of people pres- 
ent from Eden. "Since the topic this 
morning is our environment," he said, 
"it is not only in keeping that we have 
the group from Eden in the congrega- 
tion, but also one of our clergymen 
from the other end of the spectrum, 
from Pittsburgh! But that is not quite 
fair to Pittsburgh," he hastened to 
add, "since they have done much of 
late to clean up their furnace emis- 

The cornerstone of the cathedral was 
laid in 1907, and now, under the able 
direction of Dean Sayre, work is being 
pushed to complete the nave by 1976, 
and the west towers in the 1980s. The 
local group returned to North Caro- 
lina much impressed by the beauty and 
magnificence of the cathedral and by 
the hundreds of people gathered for 

For the past two years five couples 
from each parish have been meeting 
monthly in each other's homes to dis- 
cuss the problems of inter-church rela- 

Episcopalians, Catholics 
In Dialogue At Salisbury 

SALISBURY — Plans for church Luke's Parish, Sahsbury, has been in- 

union will never get very far until they volved in just such a dialogue with their 

involve individual members of the vari- neighboring Roman Catholic parish, 

ous churches at the local level. St. Sacred Heart. 


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Self-Discovety The Aim: 

Lexington Parish Offers 
To Be A Woman' Series 

Grace Church, Lexington 

LEXINGTON — Some of us came 
to Grace Church that first Friday night 
with a feeling of relief tempered with 
guilt at having left husbands and chil- 
dren to fend for themselves. Some of us 
came excited and hopeful at the pros- 
pect of self-discovery. Some of us came 
lonely, needful of others. All of us 
came scared. 

We had read about the series, "To 
Be A Woman," in our church news- 
letter and had been assured by Janie 
Carter, our minister's wife, that the 
course was worth taking and well-led 
by three women from Charlotte: 
Joanne Reiners, Martha Carmichael, 
and Jane Gurry. Our husbands had 
read, and possibly re-read, the sentence 
in the course description that stated 
that this was not a course designed to 
make us uppity women. We decided 
to come. And so it was with mixed feel- 
ings, but chiefly with anticipation, that 
we gathered in the commons room of 
Grace Church for our first meeting. 

The central exercise that night was 
to make a line graph of our lives from 
as far back as we could remember to 
the present moment. It was strange to 

tionships. One month an Episcopalian 
couple will be hosts and the Eucharist 
is said either according to the book of 
common prayer or one of the liturgies 
of the authorized services book. Only 
the Episcopalians communicate at the 
Eucharist and a discussion follows with 
refreshments. The following month a 
Roman Catholic couple, hosts the group 
and their priest celebrates the Eucharist 
according to one of the new Roman 
rites at which only members of the 
Roman parish communicate. As a 
basis for discussion the couples have 
been using Episcopalians and Roman 
Catholics — Can They Ever Get To- 
gether? edited by Father Ryan S. J. 
and Father J. Robert Wright. At the 
most recent meeting a tape by Father 
Ryan (the Roman member of ARC) 
on the Canterbury and Windsor state- 
ments concerning the Eucharist and 
ministry formed the basis of the dis- 

look at a visual representation of our 
lives (mine looked like a roller-coaster 
ride into infinity) and to become aware 
of patterns that we hadn't noticed be- 
fore. Then, in groups of two, we ex- 
plained our life lines to one another, 
omitting any details that we wished. 
Later, as each of our partners told the 
group about our life lines and we, in 
turn, told about theirs, a feeling of 
unity, of shared experiences was with 
us. It was so good to begin to know as 
persons these women whom we saw 
regularly, and good too, to realize how 
universal were experiences and feelings 
that we had thought unique to our- 

Upon leaving that first session, we 
were given journals and it was sug- 
gested that we might use them in a 
number of ways: as a means of conver- 
sation with ourselves; as a repository of 
our dreams; as a place to record signifi- 
cant events, words, questions: as a 
record of notes taken throughout the 
sessions. These were to be kept for 
ourselves alone, although we could 
share entries if we wished. From one 
of the journals came the following entry 
made about that first night's experi- 

"I came very conscious of my 
loneliness — my separateness. I 
had met most of the women and 
had talked to several, but I never 
felt that I was talking to the per- 
son that was inside. Those barriers 
built of social smiles were always 
there, and anyway, how do you 
(in ordinary social discourse) say, 
in a way that doesn't take forever, 
(and who -has forever when you 
may move tomorrow and see 
those same smiles on other faces 
in another town?) please — stay a 
while. Take off your smile and 
look at me. 

"The smiles (but not the laugh- 
ter that relieves tension and not 
the joy that comes from recogni- 
tion) were put aside for a while 
tonight and I felt healing tears. I 
can cry now. I arn released to be." 

The next session, held the following 
day, was a long and full one. We began 

by forming support groups, consisting 
of three women each, which would 
meet in between the sessions (the next 
session was to be held the following 
week). Many of these support groups 
have continued and provide a valuable 
source of strength to the members. 
Martha talked to us about Carl Jung's 
idea of the psyche and Jane discussed 
ways of dealing with conflict. We 
looked individually at some conflict 
areas in our lives and examined the 
ways we handled these situations. Later 
we explored alternative methods for 
dealing with conflict. 

Throughout the day we shared epi- 
sodes from our lives, questions we 
hadn't found the answers to, problems 
we hadn't found solutions to- we shared 
ourselves. We left this second meeting 
with new questions, with some answers, 
with beginning awareness. Mostly 
we left exhausted. 

For many of the members the third 
session was marked with a real look 
inward which can eventually lead to 
joy, but is sometimes painful while in 
process. Through role playing and 
simulations, we came in contact with 
sides of ourselves and others of which 
we were previously not aware. Several 
of us learned the very important lesson 
that growth and self-knowledge are 
not always painless. 

We came to thd^ final session of "To 
Be A Woman" eager to see one another 
again, saddened by the realization that 
this was our last meeting together, and 
brightened by the thought that we could 
transform this ending into a beginning. 
Martha outlined the basic concepts of 
transactional analysis for us and we 
saw how the parent, child, and adult 
operated within us. 

Much of this final meeting was de- 
voted to talking about our concerns 
both for ourselves and for each other. 
Feelings which were held in check dur- 
ing previous sessions emerged. The 
group came together, and it was with 
regret that we said goodby to Joanne, 
Martha, and Jane. We are thankful to 
them for helping us to open our minds 
and our lives to ourselves and to others. 

"An exciting and interesting experi- 
ence for you women," someone might 
say, "but what does this 'To Be A 
Woman' stuff have to do with church?" 

For us women in Lexington this 
course was an embodiment of Christ's 
central message of love — love bom of 
awareness of ourselves and others, nur- 
tured with acceptance, and enacted in 
our living. 

June 1974 


At Washington Cathedral: 

New P. B. To Be Installed June 10 

Presiding Bishops, 1 789 To 1 974 


1 WILLIAM WHITE (Pennsylvania) July 28, 1789 to Oct. 3, 1789 

2 SAMUEL SEABURY (Connecticut) Oct. 5, 1789 to Sept. 13, 1792 

3 SAMUEL PROVOOST (New York)— Sept. 13, 1792 to Sept. 8, 1795 

4 WILLIAM WHITE (Pennsylvania)— Sept. 8, 1795 to July 17, 1836 

5 ALEXANDER VIETS GRISWOLD (Eastern)— July 17, 1836 to Feb. 
15, 1843 

6 PHILANDER CHASE (Illinois)— Feb. 15, 1843 to Sept. 20, 1852 

7 THOMAS CHURCH BROWNELL (Connecticut)— Sept. 20, 1852 to 
Jan. 13, 1865 

8 JOHN HENRY HOPKINS (Vermont)— Jan. 13, 1865 to Jan. 9, 1868 

9 BENJAMIN BOSWORTH SMITH (Kentucky)— Jan. 9, 1868 to May 
31, 1884 

10 ALFRED LEE (Delaware)— May 31, 1884 to April 12, 1887 

11 JOHN WILLIAMS (Connecticut)— April 12, 1887 to Feb. 7, 1899 

12 THOMAS MARCH CLARK (Rhode Island)— Feb. 7, 1899 to Sept. 
7, 1903 

13 DANIEL SYLVESTER TUTTLE (Missouri)— Sept. 7, 1903 to April 
17, 1923 

14 ALEXANDER CHARLES GARRETT (Dallas)— April 17, 1923 to 
Feb. 18, 1924 

15 ETHELBERT TALBOT (Bethlehem)— Feb. 18, 1924 to Jan. 1, 1926 


16 JOHN GARDNER MURRAY (Maryland)— Jan. 1, 1926 to Oct. 3, 
1929 (died in office) 

17 CHARLES PALMERSTON ANDERSON (Chicago)— Nov. 13, 1929 
to Jan. 30, 1930 (died in office) 

18 JAMES DeWOLF PERRY (Rhode Island)— Mar. 26, 1930 to Gen- 
eral Convention of 1931 ; reelected Sept. 25, 1931 to Dec. 31, 1937 

19 HENRY ST. GEORGE TUCKER (Virginia, resigned 1944)— Jan. 1, 
1938 to Dec. 31, 1946 

20 HENRY KNOX SHERRILL (Massachusetts, resigned 1947)— Jan. 1, 
1947 to Nov. 14, 1958 

21 ARTHUR LICHTENBERGER (Missouri, resigned 1959)— Nov. 15, 
1958 to Oct., 1964 (resigned for ill health) 

22 JOHN ELBRIDGE HINES (Texas, resigned 1964)— Jan. 1, 1965 to 
May 31, 1974 

23 JOHN MAURY ALLIN (Mississippi, resigned 1974) — June 1, 1974 
to serve 1 2 years 

WASHINGTON — Jn an impres- 
sive yet simple service the Rt. Rev. 
John Maury AUin, bishop of Missis- 
sippi, will be installed as the 23rd pre- 
siding bishop of the Episcopal Church, 
at the Cathedral of Saint Peter and 
Saint Paul (Washington National Ca- 
thedral) in the Nation's capital on 
June 10-11. 

Bishop Allin was elected presiding 
bishop — the spiritual leader and chief 
executive officer of the 3.2 million 
member church — by the House of 
Bishops and confirmed by the clerical 
and lay members of the House of 
Deputies at the 64th General Conven- 
tion of the church in Louisville, Ky., 
last October. According to the canons 
of the church, the Presiding Bishop's 
term of office is 12 years. 

Bishop Allin will succeed the Rt. 
Rev. John Elbridge Hines, who is re- 
tiring May 31 from the post he has 
held since his installation on January 
27, 1965. 

In 1940 the General Convention des- 
ignated the Washington Cathedral as 
"the Seat of the Presiding Bishop for 
his use on occasions incident to the 
exercise of his office as presiding bish- 
op" and requested that the Bishop of 
Washington and the Cathedral Chap- 
ter "provide him with a seat in the 
cathedral commensurate with the dig- 
nity of his office, and to make suit- 
able provision for his use of the 
cathedral as presiding bishop." 

The inaugural celebration will be- 
gin on Monday, June 10, with a Eu- 
charist at 6:00 p.m., with Bishop Al- 
lin as the celebrant. The Second Service 
of the Trial Liturgy will be used. The 
Rev. John B. Coburn, rector of St. 
James' Church, New York City, and 
president of the House of Deputies of 
the General Convention, will preach. 
There will be no reserved seats for this 

Following the Eucharist there will 
be an open house given by the cathe- 

Bishop Allin will be formally in- 
stalled into his office on Tuesday, June 
11, beginning at 11:00 a.m., in a ser- 
vice which mingles the richness of the 
traditions of the ancient church with 
the simple directness of the best of the 

Music for the two-day installation 
services will be provided by the Wash- 
ington Cathedral Choir of men and 
boys who will be joined by boys choirs 
from Christ Church Cathedral in In- 
dianapolis and Grace Cathedral in San 
Francisco, the choir of the University 
of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., and 
"The Trees," a group from the Cathe- 
dral of St. John the Divine in New 

A series of processions will include 
church dignitaries from many streams 

of Christendom — including bishops 
of the Episcopal Church, primates and 
bishops of other Anglican bodies, ecu- 
menical leaders, and Executive Council 
members and staff. 

When the processions have taken 
their places, the Very Rev. Francis B. 
Sayre, Jr., dean of the Washington 
Cathedral, accompanied by others, will 
proceed to the west doors to await the 
arrival and traditional knock of the 
presiding bishop-elect. With the sound- 
ing of trumpets. Bishop Allin will en- 


The Churchman 

ter and be greeted by Dean Sayre and 
escorted to the crossing, where most of 
the service will take place. 

One feature of the service will be 
the celebration of Bishop Allin's new 
ministry, when he will be handed vis- 
ible symbols of his ministry, including 
a Bible, a Prayer Book, bread and 
wine, water, oil, and a staff. 

Bishop AUin will take the oath of of- 
fice at the altar rail with his hand on 
the Book of Common Prayer. Follow- 
ing this, he will be conducted to the 
presiding bishop's chair, located on the 
left side of the great choir, where he 
will be officially seated. 

Following this ceremony. Bishop Al- 
lin will deliver his inaugural sermon 
from the pulpit at the southeast corner 
of the crossing. At the High Altar he 
will offer prayers, be vested in a gold 
cope and mitre, and give his blessing 
to conclude the service. 

Following the service there will be 
an informal reception in the Bishop's 
Garden. A light lunch may be pur- 

For the June 1 1 installation service, 
a limited number of tickets will be 
available to the public upon request 
(no more than two per request). Each 
diocesan bishop will be issued an al- 
lotted number of tickets for himself and 
diocesan representatives. In addition 
to other reserved seats for guests and 
officials, some seats will be unreserved 
and open to the general public. 

Because of the immensity of the 
cathedral — the size of a 10-story foot- 
ball field — the taking of pictures by the 
public is discouraged. The cathedral 
does not permit hand cameras and 
flash pictures. Sets of color slides and 
black and white prints will be offered 
for sale after the event. 

Parishes Share 

(Continued from page 3) 

Rapids. Mrs. James Chavasse, D.C.E. 
at Good Shepherd, feels Teal materials 
are flexible enough for use in large or 
small church school classes. The les- 
sons are fully written for the teacher. 
This parish supplements Teal at junior 
and senior high levels with other 
courses in Bible study, serendipity and 
discussions centering around tapes and 

A teacher at All Saint's finds Teal 
right for the 30 minute third grade 
classes while more limited in appeal for 
sixth graders. The Rev. W. L. Williams 
writes, "We chose the Teal Curriculum 
because it was Bible and Prayer Book 
centered and gave more information 
concerning the Episcopal Church than 
any other material we had found." 

St. Michael's, Raleigh, uses David C. 
Cook material for pre-schoolers and 
United Church of Christ material sup- 
plemented by a wide variety of ma- 
terials in Grades 1-12. UCC was 
chosen this year for its unifying themes, 
flexibility, leadership resources and 
content. David C. Cook material was 
chosen because it seemed more geared 
to the maturity level of the children and 
because it relates everyday interests and 
needs of children with Biblical charac- 
ters and situations.' This parish has a 
creative, exciting variety of Sunday 
morning adult short term courses using 
SMFL (St. Michael's Free Lance!!) 
according to their D.C.E. Mrs. Susan 

Seabury Small School Curriculum is 
found to be very rewarding by Mrs. 
Eve Harris, teacher at St. Stephen's, 
Oxford. She finds "a wealth of ma- 
terial" in the teachers manuals from 
which she can draw what she believes 
will be most interesting and profitable 
for her individual class. Material is pre- 
sented concerning the Bible and Prayer 
Book and the children are helped to re- 
late this to everyday life through "ex- 
cellent projects" which are recom- 
mended in the manuals. 

United Church of Canada and Sea- 
bury materials are used by St. 
Timothy's, Wilson. The Rev. John 
Steed, associate rector, says the former 
rates high with teachers because of the 
"superb" teacher's manuals providing 
a wealth of background and resources. 
The material is considered most useful 
- for younger children. Seabury and cur- 
rent events are used as resources with 
older youths. 

Our Readers Write 

(Continued from page 3) 

most necessary ingredients in our life is to be known and accepted as a person. 
Being a churchman should make us feel this acceptance and enable us to pass 
it on to our families, friends, and to all those we come in contact with in our 
daily lives. 

Having grown up in a small country parish with a long family history, 
and having moved, after marriage, to a parish where my husband's family was 
established, I have always known the church as a community of love. This to me 
is the greatest support the Church can give us in these times. 

We live in a time of "instant everything." Few people have the patience 
to discipline their lives. There is much talk of freedom in our time, but I am 
of the opinion that real freedom comes as a result of discipline. I believe 
the church has allowed the pendulum to swing too far in the direction of "do 
only what you feel like doing." We are not always capable of judging what is 
right or best for us. 

Every person needs a sense of awe in his life. Corporate worship in church 

can provide this for all of us. There is nothing that so fills the heart as being 

a part of a rich worship experience where everyone takes part in the responses 

and the singing. To gather together in committed worship and prayer in these 

times could make a difference. ^ ^ ^ 

Mrs. Eric G. Flannagan, Jr. 

(President, Diocesan ECW) 

Henderson, N. C. 

Editor, The Churchman: 

I read with interest your article "Does Being A Churchmember Make A 
Difference in Your Life?" Would you consider doing a consensus of "Does 
Jesus Christ Make A Difference In Your Life?" 

With the glorious way the Holy Spirit is moving upon Episcopalians in North 
Carolina I know The Churchman would receive many meaningful responses. 

And, as God assures us in Revelation 12:11 that "they overcome him (Satan) 

by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony," perhaps 

this survey would be both a potent weapon against the devil and a light in 

someone's darkness. » # t ^ 

Mrs. Edward Lewis Clayton, Jr. 

141 South Main Street 

Asheboro, N. C. 

June 1974 


Tar Heel PARiSHscene 


Churchman Editorial Board 

Resigns — The Rev. W. David 
Woodruff, rector of St. Andrew's, 
Charlotte, has resigned effective 
May 31. He will enter a special pro- 
gram toward a Master's Degree in 
Pastoral Care at Wake Forest Univer- 
sity, beginning in July. This training, 
according to St. Andrew's Encourager, 
is aimed basically at marriage and 
family counsehng. In his tender of 
resignation Mr. Woodruff said: "After 
a very rewarding experience of serving 
as rector for more than ten years, I 
feel it is time for me to move on to a 
new phase of calling in terms of minis- 

Leaving — The Rev. C. King 
Cole, who has been serving as associate 
rector at St. Paul's, Winston-Salem, 
leaves early in June for Morehead City 
where he will serve the Diocese of 
East Carolina as rector of St. Andrew's 
at Morehead. Mr. Cole, who was or- 
dained to the ministry in 1965 has re- 
cendy served as chairman of the Youth 
Division of the Diocesan Council. The 
Rev. Dudley Colhoun is rector of St. 

To Greensboro — The Rev. Gary A. 
Garnett comes in June 9 to Greensboro 
where he will serve as rector of All 

To Charlotte— On June 1 the Rev. 
John M. Smith comes to Christ Church, 
Charlotte as assistant to the rector. He 
comes from Episcopal High School, 
Alexandria, Va. The Rev. Frank Vest 
is rector of Christ Church. 

Children's Music: — ^The Rev. Philip 
Byrum, rector of Christ Church, Albe- 
marle, asks that special attention be 
called to the 1974 Music and Worship 
Conference for Children to be held at 
Kanuga from Saturday, June 22, 
through Friday, June 28. The confer- 
ence is sponsored by the diocesan Di- 
vision on Liturgy and Worship. Mr. 
Byrum will direct the conference which 
will include, in addition to all the usual 
fun things, music class, choir practice, 
Bible study and Festival Eucharist. 
Those eUgible to attend are boys and 

VISITOR FROM ENGLAND— Dr. and Mrs. G. Raymond Selby (left) of 
Manchester, England, and the Rev. W. E. Pilcher, rector of Trinity Episcopal 
Church, chat following Dr. Selby's recent visit to Mount Airy. Dr. Selby, and his 
wife participated in the adult Church School class at Trinity Church and then 
he preached at the 11 a.m. service. In his sermon, the visitor stressed how 
much at home a person feels when in a church of the Anglican communion 
anywhere in the world and worshipping among the people of any Anglican 
congregations. Following the service, Dr. and Mrs. Selby had lunch in the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. John Heald, members of Trinity Church. Heald came to the 
United States from England, as did two other persons present for the lunch, 
Mrs. Rita Forrest and Mrs. Ocus Liddle. Others present at lunch were vestry- 
men and their wives and the rector of Trinity Church and his wife. 

girls completing grades three through 
six, and the cost is $66.00. 

Music Conference — Recently at- 
tending the first national conference on 
contemporary church music, were Roy- 
ston Merritt and Cris Britton of Christ 
Church, Charlotte. Quoting from 
Christ Church Report "for the first 
time for all denominations a national 
gathering of musicians, clergy and lay- 
men gather to perform, share and de- 
fine new ideas in popular church music 
worship. The conference is designed 
to provide insight into the status of 
music today and into its immediate fu- 
ture, and how we can be a part of the 
process of change." 

Appreciation — ^The Rev. Kenneth R. 
Terry, associate rector of St. Luke's, 
Salisbury, was honored a bit ago with 
a certificate of appreciation from the 
Piedmont Tarheel Jaycees (Rowan 
Prison Unit) "in recognition of the 
splendid work he has been doing with 
these men." From St. Luke's Messen- 
ger: "St. Luke's is proud to be involved 
in this work". 

To Europe — Another note from St. 
Luke's Messenger, The Rev. Uly 
Gooch, rector, has just had a trip to 
London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and 

To Canterbury — ^Going to Canter- 
bury, England, in July to attend two 
weeks of summer school, the Rev. B. 
Daniel Sapp, rector of Christ Church, 
Raleigh. He and Mrs. Sapp will travel 
in England for a time following the 
conclusion of summer school. 

Convention — The ..Rev. Eugene 
Bollinger, rector of St. Philip's, Dur- 
ham, attended the National Convention 
of the Academy of Parish Clergy held 
at Kanuga in April. He served on the 
program planning committee. 

Marital Workshop — Chapel of the 
Cross, Chapel Hill, recently held an 
all-day pre-marital workshop as a part 
of the parish's ministry in marriage 
preparation. The staff of the confer- 
ence included Dr. William Eastman 
and Ms. Nance Adams of UNC's Stu- 
dent Health Service, the Rev. Peter J. 


The Churchman 

Lee, rector of Chapel of the Cross, and 
the Rev. William M. Coolidge, assis- 
tant rector. Eight couples planning to 
be married this Spring participated. 
Another is to be held in June for a sec- 
ond group. The church requires atten- 
dance at one of these conferences for 
couples to be married there in the near 

Christian Ed Notes — Taking note 
of a few interesting topics for adult 
church school class blocks beginning 
after Easter: "A Statement of Personal 
Faith," led by the Rev. L. Bartine Sher- 
man, rector of St. Martin's, Charlotte. 
Mr. Sherman says: "I intend to take 
the first 15 minutes or so to say what I 
believe about certain aspects of the 
Gospel as they relate to parish and 
Church life; community, history, 
liturgy, and education. For the rest of 
the time each Sunday you will have a 
chance to come back at me, something 
that we can't do after my sermons." 

At St. Michael's, Raleigh, Bill 
Brock, diocesan chairman of Racial 
and Urban Affairs, will deal with the 
area of Christian Social Action, and 
Mr. Curtis Fitzgerald has just con- 
cluded a block on the Jesus Movement. 
The Rev. James D. Beckwith is rec- 

At St. Anne's, Winston-Salem, the 
Rev. David R. Fargo, rector, their fifth 

Best Wishes From N. C. 

RALEIGH— Dr. Donald Coo- 
gan of London, the new arch- 
bishop of Canterbury, has received 
a telegram of congratulations 
from Diocesan House here. Dr. 
Coogan was nominated to the post 
by Queen Elizabeth I and an- 
nounced by Prime Minister Harold 

Dr. Coogan takes over Novem- 
ber 15 from the retiring Dx. Mi- 
chael Ramsey to become the 101st 
archbishop of Canterbury. "The 
Diocese of North Carolina sends 
greetings and best wishes to you 
upon the announcement of your 
election to the see of Canterbury," 
the telegram from Bishop Thomas 
A. Eraser said. "We will remem- 
ber you and the Anglican Com- 
munion at the Holy Eucharist." 


St. John's 
Lists Sched 
For June-Oct. 

WILLIAMSBORO — The doors of 
historic colonial St. John's Church, 
Williamsboro, will again swing open 
for visitors this year each Sunday after- 
noon from June through October. 

Visiting hours will be from 1 : 30 to 
5 p.m. each Sunday afternoon during 
the five-month period. In addition, a 
vesper service will be held on the fourth 
Sunday of each month at 5 o'clock. 

The annual St. John's Day service 
and picnic will be held October 13. 

This colonial church, built in 1757, 
is located seven miles north of 1-85 at 
Henderson on N.C. 39. 

The St. John's Committee met at the 
church recently to formulate plans for 
preserving and promoting this unique 
landmark — the oldest frame church in 
North Carolina. 

Headed by the Rev. Harrison T. 
Simons of Oxford, members of the 
committee are: Miss Sarah Boyd, 
Charles Brewer Jr., David Evans, Hen- 
ry P. Hall, Bennett H. Perry, Jr., Hen- 
ry W. Lewis, Miss Anne Wortham, 
J. Richard Wortham and Mrs. A. A. 
Zollicoffer Jr. 

St. John's is recognized by the N. C. 
Department of Archives and the U.S. 
Department of Interior with listing in 
the National Register of Historic 

block is a series of classes on "The 
Family." It is being led by Wes Hood, 
of the department of Education Psy- 
chology at Wake Forest University. He 
has just completed a series on "Hope 
and Hoi>elessness." 

of Holy Week and Easter. They will be 
studying how we make decisions in our 
life the remainder of the church school 

Ordained — Diocesan House has 
learned of the Ordination to the diaco- 
nate in Trinity Church, Sao Paulo, 
Brazil, of the R.ev. Martin C. Perry 
formerly a communicant of All Saints' 
Church in Hamlet. Mr. Perry will be 
advanced to the Priesthood in July. 
A plant manager for the Alcominas 
Company in Pocos de Caldas, Mr. 
Perry and his wife, the former Louise 
Corpening of Messiah in Rockingham 
began to accommodate the worship ser- 
vices of a small English speaking con- 
gregation when they arrived in Brazil 
seven years ago. He soon began to read 
and stiidy for ordination under the 
guidance of the Rt. Rev. Elliot Sorge. 
Mr. Perry will continue in his lay pro- 
fession while serving as a worker-priest 
in the Diocese, of South Central Brazil. 

Cliurch School News — The bulletin 
of Church of the Holy Comforter, 
Charlotte, has a short feature each 
week on news of one or two of its 
church school classes. For example: 
"Paul Zeagler's class is learning to 
know themselves and others and how to 
get along. They are planning a picnic 
. . . with fishing, kite flying, contests, 
and a visit to the zoo. Betsy Gant and 
Brenda McGee's 4 and 5 year olds. . . 
have enjoyed pantomiming the events 

Visitors — Missioner for the annual 
revival mission at Christ the King Cen- 
ter, Charlotte, was Brother William 
Cyprian Fields, OHC, assistant Su- 
perior of the Order of the Holy Cross. 
Assisting was Brother John Kpoto, a 
citizen of Liberia, who entered the 
order two years ago. The Rev. James 
Kenyon is director of the center. The 
Rev. Frank M. S. Smith, D.D., rec- 
tor of St. Paul's Church, Flatbush, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., was guest preacher at 
St. Luke's, Salisbury, in April. The 
Rev. Uly Gooch is rector of St. Luke's, 
and the Rev. Kenneth Terry, assistant, 
was a classmate of Mr. Smith's at 
Nashotah House Seminary. 

Ordination Set 

RALEIGH — The Church of 
the Good Shepherd here will host 
this year Ordination Service for the 
Diocese of North Carolina on Sat- 
urday, June 22 at 11 a.m. 

Deacons and priests to be or- 
dained at next month's service will 
be announced later. The Rt. Rev. 
Thomas A. Eraser and the Rt. 
Rev. W. Moultrie Moore, bishop 
and suffragan bishop respectively, 
will conduct the service. The Rev. 
Louis C. Melcher is rector of the 
host parish. 

June 1974 


Penick Home Celebrates Tenth Anniversary 

Residents and friends of The 
Episcopal Home for the Ageing at 
Southern Pines marked the official 
10th anniversary of The Penick 
Home on Saturday, April 20, with 
special ceremonies and an Open 

Bishop Thomas A. Fraser pre- 
sided. Held outside, so guests could 
enjoy the beautiful weather and 
blooming dogwoods, ceremonies in- 
cluded a violin solo by Miss Helen 
King, a resident of^the Home since 
1970, and a voice solo by Miss 
Delia Adams, a resident since 1964. 
Miss Adams was accompanied on 
the piano by Mrs. Edith Miller, a 
resident since 1970. 

Guest speaker for the anniversary 
occasion was Dr. Eric Pfeiffer, 
M.D. and Professor of Psychiatry 
and Associate Director for Pro- 
grams at The Center for the Study 
of Ageing and Human Development 
at Duke University. 

He answered the question posed 
in the topic of his speech — "Are 
Good Homes for the Aging Possi- 
ble?" — with the words "I can raise 
this question here with comfort be- 

Mother's Day 1974 

May, 12 — Mother's Day — is again 
this year a si>ecial day for residents 
of The Penick Home. 

Episcopalians in the North Caro- 
lina Diocese have, since the Home 
opened in 1964, made Mother's 
Day a day to remember residents 
at The Penick Home with a love 

These contributions have been set 
aside in a special fund — The Penick 
Home Fund — which provides only 
for those residents who can not 
afford the full cost of their care. 
None of the funds go toward oper- 

cause this particular home provides 
vivid proof that the answer ... is 
an emphatic yes." 

Three criteria for people to look 
for in selecting a home for them- 
selves or their loved ones was the 
principal thrust of his speech. The 
first criteria is "that it be planfully 
chosen and that the individual move 
there at a time that is free of des- 
perate scramblings." He cited as an 
example the care and planning in- 
volved in transferring plants to a 
new location. "When you have a 
healthy shrub and you wish to trans- 
plant it, what you do is you dig it 
up with a minimum of cutting of 
roots, you keep as much of the na- 
tive soil around the roots, as pos- 

ating costs of the Home. 

As in the past several years, the 
Home sent a mailing to every mem- 
ber of the Diocese. Residents them- 
selves worked hard assembling the 
materials and stuffing the envelopes, 
doing their part to remind Diocesan 
members of this special tradition. 
But most of all, they were doing 
their part to show their appreciation 
for those who agree with Bishop 
Penick — :founder of the Home — ■ 
"that no one be turned away from 
this retirement center for lack of 

sible, and you wrap roots and dirt 
in a burlap bag to transport it to a 
new well-chosen and well-prepared 
site. The likeUhood that that shrub 
is going to grow there is very good 

The second criteria is to integrate 
the newcomer into the new social 
family. "All elderly persons sustain 
certain kinds of losses. That is in- 
evitable. But what can be decided is 
whether some of these losses will be 
replaced. If for every five losses an 
individual sustains, he makes one 
new friend, he will make an excel- 
lent adaptation into the new set- 

The third factor is the need for 
interaction of residents of the home 
as a whole with' the remainder of 
the community. Pfeiffer emphasized 
that "the door must be constantly 
opened and there should be visiting 
of the individual in the home as 
well as individuals in the home visit- 
ing the outside community." 

Pfeiffer added: "I think long-tei 
facilities for the elderly have also 
been given a bad press. I think w 
need examples and models of suc- 
cessfully operating homes for the 
aging in order to inspire, in order 
to encourage others to emulate, an 
in order for the elderly themselve 
to become more discriminating an 
more demanding in obtaining a 
cess to successful long-term care o 
aging individuals. 

"It is good to have one such 
model — the Episcopal Home for 
the Ageing — not only do well and 
prosper but multiply to serve the 
elderly in other areas of the state. 
This home has served its residents 

After the ceremonies, guests 
toured the home, inspecting pro- 
gress of the new construction and 
visiting with relatives. 


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DiocBse Ordains 
Six Candidates 
For Holy Orders 

. . . See Page 7 


Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 

Editor and Chairman, 
Division of Information 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve, The 
Rev. Robert N. Davis, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 64 

October, 1974 

No. 7 

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published monthly except July, August 
and September by the Department of 
Promotion and Communications of the 
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St. Alban's Drive, Raleigh, N. C. 
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will not forward copies; please give at 
least one month's notice. Send old ad- 
dress clipped from back copy with new 
address. Parishes are asked to send 
names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspond- 
ence to P. O. Box 17025, Raleigh, 
N. C, 27609. 

Bishops Letter: 

Let's Support Our Heritage 

Now is the time for every Christian citizen and loyal American to come to 
the aid of his country. This may sound a little naive; but as our new President 
has described it so well, "The national nightmare is over." 

God has given us this land for our heritage, so it is incumbent upon all of 
us to put aside our bitterness, hatred, and strife and to support President Ford 
in his efforts to heal the divisions among our people and to struggle with the 
mammoth problems that face our nation and the world. It would be unfair 
to expect miracles of our new President, but it would be equally unfair to expect 
anything of him without the unity and support of every citizen of this nation. 

It may be historically significant and even providential under the present 
circumstances that he has not been elected by the people. He has been 
thoroughly investigated and endorsed by members of both political parties who 
were elected by the people and are representative of a large cross section of 
this nation. 

I personally believe in a God who is active in history, who is able to bring 
good out of evil, and who not only creates and judges but redeems. Let us 
join him in his prayer and work in unity and concord for the betterment of 
this nation and the world. 

Faithfully in Christ, 
Thomas A. Fraser 

Our Readers Write 

Editor, The Churchman: 

Sometimes, as a priest, I feel like 
tossing in the sponge, and one of these 
times occurred during my reading of 
the three questions and four commen- 
taries that appeared (in the May issue) 
under the heading: "Does Being a 
Churchman Make a Difference in Your 

It seems to me that the questions 
themselves reflect a poor understanding 
of "call" and "response" within the 
Christian Faith. I do not believe that 
Jesus Christ calls us to "join the 
Church"; rather, he says, "Follow me." 
I belfeve that a Christian's primary 
commitment is not to the Church but to 
Jesus Christ. It is when we accept Je- 
sus Christ as Lord and Saviour, when 
we respond in commitment of self to 
his revelation, and come to him, that 
we know, and are able to be, the kind 
of people God intends for us to be; 
that we are able to relate to fellow hu- 
mans as we are meant to relate. The 
pattern for this relationship is surely 
seen in the relationship of Jesus to his 
Father and to his disciples. 

When we accept Jesus' invitation to 
"come unto me," we find ourselves in 
fellowship with others who have re- 
sponded in like manner. In this fellow- 

ship, the Church, both as individuals 
and as a body, we are able to pro- 
claim the Good News because we are a 
Spirit-filled fellowship. We have the 
power, the strength, the courage be- 
cause our Father in Heaven gives it to 
us througji Jesus Christ into whose 
Body we have been incorporated by the 
waters of Baptism after our acceptance 
of him. 

The Scriptures tell us that we are 
called by Jesus to be "fishers of men," 
to "bear witness for (Jesus) in Jeru- 
salem, and all over Judea and Samaria, 
and away to the ends of the earth." 
We are called to proclaim the Good 
News that Jesus Christ is Lord and 
that he has saved us from our sins. 

I couldn't help but feel that for much 
of what was said in reply to the three 
questions, the words "Rotary Club, or 
"Optimist Club," might be substituted 
for the word "Church." The Scriptures 
do not indicate that Jesus calls us to 
himself, and thus into a "holy fellow- 
ship," so that we can seek refuge from 
all of the nasty things of this world; 
rather, I believe that the Scriptures 
make it very clear that we Christians 
have been called, not for our own 
sakes, but for the sake of others, to 
serve as a sign and instrument of God's 
(Continued on page 4) 


The Churchman 

7974 Chairmen Are Invited To Attend: 

Sept. 15 Date For Canvass Workshop 

RALEIGH — Sunday, September 
15, is the date of this year's Every 
Member Canvass Workshop sponsored 
by the Diocese of North Carolina. Ra- 
leigh's Angus Barn will again serve as 

Canvass chairmen from throughout 
the Diocese have been invited to at- 
tend. They are encouraged to bring "a 
right hand" assiistant with them. 

The annual workshop is arranged 
by the Diocese's Division of Informa- 
tion under Chairman Ben F. Park of 
Raleigh who will preside at the Septem- 
ber 15 session. 

The program includes discussions on 
the Diocese's 1975 budget, steward- 
ship, layman attitudes, college work 
and the use of visual communications 
in canvass programs. 

Also on tap as a special feature is 
a panel discussion by four individuals 
who conducted canvasses last year. 

Panelists are Lathrop P. Smith, 
St. Thomas's Church, Reidsville; 
Charles D. Keck, Sr., St. Ambrose, Ra- 
leigh; Thomas J. Hackney, Jr., St. 
Timothy's, Wilson; and Samuel Nor- 
throp, St. Michael's Church, Raleigh. 

Bishop Thomas A. Eraser will speak 
at lunch. Other workshop speakers in- 
clude: George E. London, Raleigh; 
Michael Schenck, Jr., Raleigh; the Rev. 
Robert N. Davis, new archdeacon of 
the Diocese; the Rev. Wilson R. Carter, 
Lexington; the Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie 
Moore, suffragan bishop of the Dio- 
cese; and Mrs. Eric G. Flannagan, Jr., 
president of the Epicopal Church- 

The workshop program is designed 
to provide ideas and techniques which 
can be meshed with existing canvass 
plans. Division Chairman Park empha- 
sizes. A packet of printed materials will 
be distributed. 





9:15 a.m. 
9:40 a.m. 
9:41 a.m. 

9:45 a.m. 

10:45 a.m. 
11:00 a.m. 

12:00 p.m. 
12:30 p.m. 

1:30 p.m. 

2:30 p.m. 
3:00 p.m. 

September 15, 1974 
Angus Barn, Raleigh 


Call To Order, Introductions By Ben P. Park, Chairman, Di- 
vision of Information 
Morning Session Begins 

George E. London, Church of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh . . . 
"A Layman Looks At Stewardship" 

Michael Schenck, Jr., Business Manager, Diocese of North Caro- 
lina . . . "Diocesan Budget Needs For 1975" 

The Rev. Robert N. Davis, Archdeacon, Diocese of North Caro- 
lina . . . "What We Learned From Our Convocational Visitations" 

Morning Session Resumes 

The Rev. Wilson R. Carter, Rector, Grace Church, Lexington . . . 
"The Use Of Slide Presentations In the Every Member Canvass" 
The Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore, Suffragan Bishop, Diocese of 
North Carolina . . . "The Diocese In Action On Today's College 

Mrs. Eric G. Flannagan, Jr., President Episcopal Churchwomen, 
Diocese of N. C. . . . "Opportunities For Service To Your Parish" 
Questions And Answers 

The Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Eraser, Bishop, Diocese of North Caro- 
lina . . . "What's Ahead For the Episcopal Church" 
Panel On "How To Conduct A Successful Every Member Can- 

Lathrop P. Smith, St. Thomas' Church, Reidsville 
Charles D. Keck, Sr., St. Ambrose Church, Raleigh 
Thomas J. Hackney, Jr., St. Timothy's Church, Wilson 
Samuel Northrop, St. Michael's Church, Raleigh 
Questions And Answers 







Readers Write 

(Continued from page 2) 

universal saving purpose. 

As members of the Body of Christ, 
we are entrusted with, and commis- 
sioned to exercise, the Apostolate of 
God. I believe that we are called in or- 
der to be sent by Jesus to proclaim 
the Gospel to men wherever they may 
be so that Jesus may be known and 
loved. The Gospel is the Good News 
of Salvation. The Gospel is, I believe, 
that Jesus died for our sins; that we are 
saved by the Precious Blood of Jesus; 
that Jesus rose from the dead and is 
alive forever more; that he has sent the 
Holy Spirit to fill us with his risen 
life, and bring us his love and peace and 
joy; and to give us new life and to open 
our ears to the truth of God so that we 
can go out among men for Jesus and 
share with them the Good News and 
the means of Grace whereby men can 
give themselves to Jesus, participate in 
his risen life, and so go out empowered 
to share and to serve. 

The Rev. James H. B. Kenyon 


Editor, The Churchman: 

The biggest difference being a 
churchman should make in my life is 
the knowledge that there is an entire 
realm of existence beyond the natural, 
a realm with which we as churchmen 
have contact daily, by virtue of the In- 
carnation, life, death and Resurrection 
of Jesus Christ. The contact is always 
there and available to us through 
prayer and the sacraments, especially 
the Eucharist. In a sense we cannot 
avoid it; we are baptized and regenerate 
and are constantly lifted up through 
the prayers of others to God. But each 
day we're faced with the decision of 
how to dispose of these treasures — we 
could do the minimum and ignore them 
completely or we can go the whole way 
and really pray that God receive our 
Eucharistic offering of "ourselves, our 
souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, 
holy and living sacrifice." 

I dare say that most of us opt for 
something safe in the middle, a spiri- 
tual insurance policy where we don't 
pay a higher premium than absolutely 
necessary. And I also suppose that we 
should be abandoning our "insurance 
policy" religion and moving into the 
area of total resignation of our wills to 
the will of God. But, alas, I'm about 
the last person who's ready to do that. 

So I might propose a few ways that 
we as the Church might begin moving 
toward this latter kind of spiritual life : 

1. A deepening of our prayer life. 
As a liturgical musician I'm often too 
concerned about details in the service 
of worship and forget to actually pray. 
It's time we all just hang loose about 
liturgical revisions and try to under- 
stand what kind of prayer we offer in 
the church. When we really understand 

what happens in the Eucharist we can 
begin to consider how to say it. 

2. A greater commitment to im- 
proved understanding of the teachings 
of the Church, especially by our chil- 
dren. It's not enough to know that Jesus 
was born on Christmas day and that he 
told us we should be nice to everybody. 
I believe that with proper training. 
Confirmation candidates could have a 
working understanding of Christian 

Financial Report 

Editor's Note: Following is the report of Diocesan Business Manager 
Michael Schenck on assessments and quotas plus the payments thereof for 

parishes and missions throughout the Diocese for the period January 
through July 31, 1974. The assessment figure is that assigned to each parish 
and mission for the day-to-day-opvating expense of the Diocese. The quota 

figure represents the participation of each parish and mission in the pro- 
gram of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese and throughout the world. 



Assessment Paid Quota Paid 

Albemarle, Christ Church $ 1,231.00 $ 331.00 $ 3,551.00 $ 551.00 

Ansonville, All Souls 234.00 149.67 675.00 432.00 

Asheboro, Good Shepherd 1,796.00 898.02 5,184.00 2,592.00 

Battleboro, St. Johns 238.00 238.00 687.00 200.00 

Burlington, Holy Comforter 4,525.00 2,262.50 9,500.00 4,750.00 

St. Athanasius 44.00 44.00 128.00 128.00 

Gary, St. Pauls 974.00 486.96 2,809.00 1,404.48 

Chapel Hill, Chapel of Cross 5,361.00 1,356.00 15,471.00 3,906.00 

Holy Family 2,835.00 1,653.75 8,181.00 4,772.25 

Charlotte, All Saints 701.00 350.50 2,022.00 1,011.00 

Christ Church 13,804.00 8,052.32 40,233.00 23,469.28 

Holy Comforter 5,756.00 2,878.02 13,610.00 5,670.85 

St. Andrews 2,203.00 1,101.60 6,358.00 .00 

St. Christophers 1,534.00 894.95 4,427.00 2,586.05 

St. Johns 6,124.00 2,040.00 6,000.00 6,878.00 

St. Martins 5,801.00 3,383.95 16,739.00 9,764.45 

St. Michael & All Angels 820.00 410.00 2,367.00 591.75 

St. Peters 4,867.00 3,650.25 14,046.00 8,193.50 

Cleveland, Christ Church 907.00 350.00 904.00 .00 

Concord, All Saints 2,050.00 1,200.00 5,916.00 2,958.00 

Cooleemee, Good Shepherd 233.00 120.00 672.00 336.00 

Davidson, St. Albans 200.00 100.00 577.00 200.00 

Durham, Ephphatha 51.00 13.00 146.00 37.00 

St. Andrews 223.00 111.50 644.00 322.00 

St. Josephs 1,403.00 475.75 500.00 .00 

St. Lukes 1,886.00 943.02 500.00 125.01 

St. Philips 4,991.00 .00 14,403.00 .00 

St. Stephens 3,420.00 1,995.00 9,869.00 5,756.95 

St. Titus 1,184.00 690.70 3,416.00 1,992.70 

Eden, Epiphany 1,260.00 630.00 2,346.00 1,173.00 

St. Lukes 727.00 424.06 2,097.00 1,225.30 

St. Marys-by-the-Highway 119.00 .00 343.00 200.10 

Elkin, Galloway Memorial 213.00 .00 614.00 .00 

Enfield, The Advent 424.00 .00 500.00 .00 

Erwin, St. Stephens 1,249.00 735.00 750.00 441.00 

Fork, The Ascension 160.00 160.00 461.00 461.00 

Fuquay-Varina, Trinity 77.00 .00 .00 .00 

Garner, St. Christophers 341.00 .00 984.00 .00 

Germanton, St. Philips 15.00 15.00 43.00 43.00 

Greensboro, All Saints 1.635.00 953.75 4,719.00 2,752.75 

Holy Trinity 8,350.00 4,870.81 24,095.00 14,055.37 

The Redeemer 1,122.00 225.00 3,237.00 .00 

St. Andrews 3,899.00 3,899.00 11,253.00 6,751.80 

St. Barnabas 301.00 225.75 870.00 652.50 

St. Francis : 5,801.00 2,900.52 16,743.00 8,371.50 

Halifax, St. Marks 240.00 240.00 691.00 691.00 

Hamlet, All Saints 556.00 556.00 1,604.00 534.33 

Haw River, St. Andrews 317.00 .00 .00 .00 

Henderson, Holy Innocents 3,396.00 800.00 9,800.00 .00 

St Johns 402.00 402.00 944.00 944.00 

High Point, St. Christophers 1,586.00 925.12 500.00 291.62 

St Marys 3,822.00 2,229.50 11,030.00 6,434.12 


The Churchman 

Doctrine. They must be taught by peo- 
ple who are well versed and committed, 
at least intellectually, to the teaching 
of the Church, who will not be afraid 
to stop pussy-footing and to tell it like 
it is. 

3. A return to disciplined church- 
manship. Our commitment to Sunday 
worship and daily prayer must be taken 
seriously. So much power lies unreal- 
ized in the sacraments and the rites of 

the church. We must stop thinking of 
worship and liturgical piety as being 
quaint and start making use of the 
prayer and the sacraments as effective 
channels of God's grace. 

4. 'The living out as a body of the 
staggering implications of Christ's In- 
carnation — Christ's commitment to us 
men deepens the humanitarian commit- 
ment of man to fellow man. This does 
not only mean that the church should 

subsidize financially its worthy projects 
for social improvement, but that every 
churchman should be ready to go out 
and get his hands dirty to spread the 
kingdom of God. 

James Smith 

Editor, The Churchman: 

In the spring of 1971 several of us 
in Greensboro interested in George 
Herbert (who is, I suppose, the greatest 
poet of the Church) began trying to 
establish a Friends of Bemerton society 
to help with extraordinary problems of 
maintenance of the three church build- 
ings then in his parish of Bemerton, 
near Salisbury, England. The postal 
strikes on both sides of the Atlantic in- 
tervened, but the by-laws were finally 
drawn up and agreed upon on Herbert's 
birthday in 1972. Last spring we 
achieved tax-exempt status with the In- 
ternal Revenue Service, and we under- 
took a major membership drive, mostly 
through college and university depart- 
ments of English. 

Ray Wildman, our president, an offi- 
cer with the audit division of Internal 
Revenue, is a communicant of Holy 
Trinity Church; Ralph Cambron, di- 
rector of the Better Business Bureau 
here, belongs to the Starmount Presby- 
terian Church; I am professor of Eng- 
lish at UNC-G and a communicant of 
St. Andrew's Church. Ralph Cambron, 
by the way, is a lawyer working for a 
master's in English at UNC-G, and do- 
ing his master's thesis on Herbert. I 
myself am at work on a biography of 
Herbert that will, I trust, be the first 
wholly new treatment of his life since 
Izaak Walton's life published in 1670. 

I thought you might find our work 
of interest to your readers. 

Miss Amy M. Charles 

Sewanee Gets 
$319 J 80 Grant 

SEWANEE, TENN. — A $319,780 
grant has come to the University of the 
South from the estates of Niles Tram- 
mell, former president of the National 
Broadcasting Company, and his wife, 
Cleo M. Trammell. 

The major portion of the sum came 
from the settlement of a charitable re- 
mainder unitrust. Further bequests to 
the university, which were made in dif- 
ferent forms, are expected later. 






Hillsborough, St. Matthews 





Huntersville, St. Marks 





Iredell Co., St. James 





Jackson, The Saviour 





Kittrell, St. James 





Laurinburg, St. Davids 





Lexington, Grace 





Littleton, St. Albans 





St. Annas 





Louisburg, St. Matthias 





St. Pauls 





Mayodan, The Messiah 

Milton, Christ Church 









Monroe, St. Pauls 





Mount Airy, Trinity 





Northampton Co., St. Lukes 





Oxford, St. Cyprians 





St. Stephens 





Pittsboro, St. Bartholomews 





Raleigh, Christ Church 





Good Shepherd 





St. Ambrose 





St. Augustines 





St. Marks 





St. Marys 





St. Michaels 





St. Timothys 





Reidsville, St. Thomas 





Ridgeway, Good Shepherd 





Roanoke Rapids, All Saints 





Rockingham, The Messiah 





Rocky Mount, Christ Church 





The Epiphany 





Good Shepherd 





St. Andrews 





Roxboro, St. Marks 





Salisbury, St. Lukes 





St. Matthews 





St. Pauls 





Sanford, St. Thomas 





Scotland Neck, Trinity 





Smithfield, St. Pauls 





Southern Pines, Emmanuel 





Speed, St. Marys 





Statesville, Trinity 





Tarboro, Calvary 





St. Lukes 





St. Michaels 





Thomasville, St. Pauls 





Townsville, Holy Trinity 





Wadesboro, Calvary 





Wake Forest, St. Johns 





Walnut Cove, Christ Church 





Warrenton, All Saints 










Weldon, Grace 





Wilson, St. Marks 





St. Timothys 





Winston-Salem, St. Annes 





St. Pauls 





St. Stephens 





St. Timothys 





Woodleaf, St. Georges 





Yanceyville, St. Lukes 









October 1974 


Sepf. 29-Oct 2 Af Quail Roost, Durham: 

Churchwomen Announce Fall Seminar 

Mrs. Charles A. McLendon 
2318 Kirkpatrick Place 
Greensboro, N. C. 27408 

Enclosed is my check for $ Please make the follow- 
ing reservation for the Quail Roost Seminar: 



DURHAM — Episcopal Church- 
women of the Diocese are invited to a 
September 29-October 2 seminar at 
nearby Quail Roost on the theme "Why 
the Church: Christian Decision Mak- 

Seminar leaders are: Dr. Harmon L. 
Smith, Jr., Episcopal clergyman and 
professor of moral theology at the 
Duke University Divinity School, and 
the Rev. Clay H. Turner, rector of 
Trinity Church at Statesville. The Rev. 
S. F. James Abbott, Episcopal chaplain 
at the University of North Carolina will 
serve as seminar chaplain. 

September 15 is the deadline for the 
receipt of reservations. 

The Quail Roost Conference Center 
is located just north of Durham on U.S. 

The Durham Savoyards, a semi-pro- 
fessional musical group, will present 
"An Evening With Gilbert and Sulli- 
van" on Monday. Dr. Richard Watson 
is director. Entertainment is also 
planned for Tuesday night. 

The form appearing on this page 
may be used in making reservations. 
The seminar program is as follows : 

Sunday, September 29 

4:00 p.m. — Registration 
6 : 30 p.m. — Buffet Supper ^ 
9:00 p.m. — Compline 

Monday, September 30 

8:00 a.m. — ^Holy Communion 

8 : 30 a.m. — Breakfast 

10:00-1 1 :30 — Morning Session 

Dr. Harmon L. Smith, Jr. 

1 2 : 00 noon — Lunch 
2:00-3:30 — Afternoon Session 

Dr. Harmon L. Smith, Jr. 

Free Time 
6:30 p.m. — Dinner 

8:00 |i.m. — An Evening with Gilbert 
and Sullivan 

Tuesday, October 1 

8:00 a.m. — Holy Communion 

8:30 a.m. — ^Breakfast 

10:00-1 1 :30 — Morning Session 


The Rev. Clay Howard Turner 

1 2 :00 noon — Lunch 
2 : 00-3 : 30 — Afternoon Session 

The Rev. Clay Howard Turner 

Free Time 
6:30 p.m. — Dinner 
8:00 p.m. — Evening entertainment 


Wednesday, October 2 

8:30 a.m. — Breakfast 

9:30-1 1 :00 — "A Time to Resolve" 

Dr. Harmon L. Smith, Jr. 

The Rev. Clay Howard Turner 

The Rev. James Abbott 
11 :00 a.m. — Holy Communion 
12:00 noon — Lunch — ^Conclusion of 


Bishop Responds On Ordination 

RALEIGH — The Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, Bishop of the Diocese 
of North Carolina, recently sent a memo to all clergy and senior wardens 
of the Diocese, relative to the recent ordination of 11 women. 

"The Ordination of the eleven women to the priesthood in Philadelphia 
on July 29, 1974, is contrary to the Constitution and Canons of the Church 
and the action of the General Convention," Bishop Fraser said. "Any clergy- 
man of the Church who allows any of these persons to perform any priestly 
function in his cure will be conducting himself contrary to the Constitution 
and Canons of the Church. It must be clear that the issue here is not the 
ordination of women to the priesthood but the maintenance of good order 
and discipline in the Church. 

"This letter is to inform every clergyman and senior warden in the Diocese 
of North Carolina that no person ordained under these circumstances will 
be granted a license to perform any ministerial function within this jurisdic- 
tion. It is my understanding that this applies to the Reverend Merrill Bittner, 
the Reverend Alia Bozart-Campbell, the Reverend Alison Cheek, the 
Reverend Emily Hewitt, the Reverend Carter Heywood, the Reverend 
Suzanne Hiatt, the Reverend Marie Moorefield, the Reverend Jeannette 
Piccard, the Reverend Betty Schiess, the Reverend Katerina Swanson, and 
the Reverend Nancy Wittig," the Bishop's memo concluded. 


The Churchman 

One Deacon, Five Priests: 

Raleigh Parish Hosts June Ordination 

RALEIGH — Six men were or- 
dained to the holy orders of the Episco- 
pal Church here this summer at the 
Church of the Good Shepherd. 

The Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Eraser, 
bishop of the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina, conducted the 1 1 a.m. service. 
The Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore, suf- 
fragan bishop of the Diocese, cele- 
brated Holy Communion. The Rev. 
John A. Gray, rector of St. Timothy's 
Church at Wilson, delivered the ser- 

Others assisting with the service were 
the Rev. John T. Broome of Greens- 
boro, The Rev. Terry R. Taylor of 
Wadesboro, Dr. Presell R. Robinson of 
Raleigh, Dr. Sarah Lemmon of Raleigh 
and the Rev. Merrill C. Miller of Char- 

Ordained priests were: the Rev. 
John L. Abraham, associate rector of 
St. John's Church, Georgetown; the 
Rev. John H. McLeester, priest-in- 
charge. Church of the Advent at En- 
field; the Rev. Blair Jenkins, III, assis- 
tant to the rector. Holy Trinity Church 
at Greensboro; the Rev. John L. 
Sharpe, III, of Duke University at Dur- 
ham; the Rev. John N. Wall, Jr., of 
N. C. State University at Raleigh. 

Ordained deacon was David H. 
Wright who is entering the non-stipen- 
diary ministry at the Church of the 
Holy Comforter in Burlington while 
serving as an engineer with Bell Tele- 
phone Laboratories. 

The Rev. Louis C. Melcher is rector 
of the host parish for the ordination. 

Here are thumbnail sketches on the 
six ordinands : 

John Lawrence Sharpe, III: Mr. 
Sharpe, an honors graduate of Duke, 
lives at 815 Camden Avenue in Dur- 
ham. He and Mrs. Sharpe (the former 
Miss Jo Anne DeWitt of Darlington, 
S. C.) are the parents of a son, John 
Christopher. Mr. Sharpe was graduated 
from Wofford College in Spartanburg, 
S. C. and earned his Ph.D. Degree from 
Duke. He now serves as curator of rare 
books at the William R. Perkins Li- 
brary at Duke. 

Blair Jenkins, III: Mr. Jenkins, a 
former Raleigh resident, is a graduate 
of N. C. State University. He was 
later graduated from the Virginia 
Theological Seminary at Alexandria. 

He and Mrs. Jenkins (the former Miss 
Martha Jane Laughridge of Ruther- 
fordton) live at 2713 Courtney Lane 
in Greensboro. They are the parents of 
two children. His mother, Mrs. Blair 
Jenkins, Jr., lives in Raleigh. 

John Lawrence Abraham: Mrs. and 

♦Cover Photo 

Shown from left to right in the 
front row of the cover photograph 
in this month's issue are: The Rev. 
John Nelson Wail, Jr.; the Rev. 
John Lawrence Abraham; and the 
Rev. Blair Jenkins, III. On the 
second row are: the Rev. David 
Hendren Wright; the Rev. John 
Lawrence Sharpe, HI.; and the 
Rev. John Hoyle McLeester. 
Standing at the rear are: The Rt. 
Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, bishop of 
the Diocese; the Rev, Terry Tay- 
lor of Wadesboro, chaplain for the 
service; and the Rt. Rev. W. 
Moultrie Moore, suffragan bishop 
of the Diocese. 

Mrs. Abraham live at 113 Hillcrest 
Drive in High Point. He is a graduate 
of Colgate and of the Virginia Theo- 

CPC Director, Diocese of N. C. 

The Church Periodical Club is dedi- 
cated to providing books and maga- 
zines, both religious and secular, 
wherever they are needed. From 
Alaska to Zambia, from the Diocese 
of North Carolina around the world, 
it seeks to spread Christ's Kingdom 
through the ministry of the printed 

October 6, 1974 has been designated 
nationally as CPC Sunday when a 
special collection will be taken in each 
church for this unique ministry. Read- , 
ing material is needed desperately, not 
only in newly developed areas of the 

logical Seminary in Alexandria. She is 
the former Miss Mary Margaret Kerr 
of Bennettsville, S. C. He is the son of 
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. J. Abraham of 
Dover, Del. and attended the Peddie 
School in Hightstown, N. J. 

David Hendren Wright: Mr. and 
Mrs. Wright live at 1906 Dickens Drive 
in Greensboro and are the parents of 
three children and one grandchild. He 
is a mechanical engineer with Bell 
Telephone Laboratories. He is entering 
the Episcopal Church's non-stipendiary 
ministry and will continue his 33-year- 
long career with Bell. He plans to de- 
vote full time to the ministry upon his 

John Hoyte McLeester: Mr. Mc- 
Leester lives at 206 Batchelor Street 
in Enfield. He and Mrs. McLeester, 
the former Miss Wenonah Reed of 
Gulfport, Miss., are the parents of three 
children. He is active in the Lions Club 
and English Speaking Union. 

John Nelson Wall, Jr.: Mr. Wall is a 
graduate of the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a 
Ph.D. Degree from Harvard. He is also 
a graduate of the Virginia Theological 
Seminary at Alexandria. He and Mrs. 
Wall, the former Miss Terry Cobb of 
Atlanta, live at 1001 St. Mary's Street 
in Raleigh. 

world, but also by institutions and 
seminarians here at home. 

Founded in 1922, The National 
Books Fund is the major enterprise of 
CPC. The committee of experienced 
volunteers and expert consultants meets 
four times a year to consider large re- 
quests and those not taken care of lo- 
cally. A request must come from the 
proposed recipient, have the endorse- 
ment of a bishop, dean or head of an 
institution or program. 

Where do the books go? 

— to church workers, lay and 

— to teachers, doctors, technicians 
— to needy seminarians, students 

Sunday, October 6 Event: 

Church Periodical Club Sets 
Book Collection In Diocese 

October 1974 


— to servicemen, chaplains 

— to the retired 

— to those with special needs 

— to missions on reservations, and 

in deprived areas at home and 


Printed material is sent to all parts 
of the Americas, to Asia, the NEAR 
East, Africa, to remote islands, the 
slums of cities, to Christians cut off 

from the Christian community by po- 
litical barriers. Translations have been 
produced for Alaskan Indians, Chris- 
tians in Mayay, etc. 

The following prayer is offered by 
the Church Periodical Club for the 
Episcopal Churchwomen of North 

"Bless, O Lord, we pray thee, the 
Church Periodical Club, that it may 

be an instrument of service in thy 
hands. Grant to its officers wisdom and 
patience, to its members perseverance 
and the spirit of sharing that asks no 
return. Bring many more to take part 
in its activities. Bless our gifts and those 
who receive them, to the enriching of 
individual lives and to the growth of 
thy Kingdom, throughout the world, 
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen" 

Parish Portrait: 

St. Michael's Churchy Raleigh 

. The Result of a 1947 Convention Address by Bishop Penick 

St. Michael's Church, Raleigh 

Editor's Note: This is the first 
in a new series of profiles devoted 
to interesting and unusual pro- 
gram activities of churches in the 
Diocese of North Carolina. 

RALEIGH — Communion training 
for first graders and confirmation train- 
ing for sixth graders highlight a vigor- 
ous Christian education program here 
at St. Michael's Church which observes 
its 25th anniversary early next year. 

And program innovations do not 
end with the young people, either. 
Adult members of the parish partici- 
pate in an educational process which is 
designated as the "SMFL" curriculum 
(meaning St. Michael's Free Lance). 

The program designed for first grad- 
ers preparing to take their first Holy 
Communion is simple: Two evenings a 
week for four weeks. Each evening the 
children meet to experience a very 
special "communion" together. The 
evenings included discussions, games, 
field trips, balloons, banners, and mo- 
biles . . . and always a supper. 


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. World War II Surplus Building 

Curriculum is based on It's All 
About The Eucharist by Winston 
Press. Concluding the program is a spe- 
cial worship service "A Party for 
Jesus," in which the first graders par- 
ticipated by sharing what they learn, 
by making and bringing a special offer- 
ing to God and by singing songs 
learned in the class. 

In an effort to provide a more mean- 
ingful program for sixth graders pre- 
paring for Confirmation, St. Michael's 
has devised a format that includes both 
weekday and Sunday instruction. 

The weekday instruction takes the 
form of four blocks of time, each block 
consisting of two weeks or four ses- 
sions. The blocks are spaced fairly 
evenly throughout the year to partici- 
pate in and experience the various 
seasons. Each block has a special em- 
phasis : 

I. History and Ministry of the 
Church — with emphasis on the Episco- 
pal Church; 

II. Bible Survey — with emphasis on 
the Coming (Advent) ; 

III. Worship — with emphasis on 


The Churchman 

MEET THE STAFF — Here are members of the staff at Raleigh's St. Michael's Church, From left are: Mrs. J. P. Senter, 
financial secretary; the Rev. Larry K. Brown, associate rector; the Rev. James D. Beckwith, rector; Mrs. John Clayton 
Smith, parish secretary; Mrs. William L. Gragg, organist and choir director; and Mrs. Robert B. Bailey, director of re- 
ligious education. 

the sacraments and symbolism (during 
Lent) ; and 

IV. Confirmation Preparation — witli 
emphasis on Belief. 

Four two-hour sessions are planned 
(to include suppers) or eight hours of 
instruction time per block, or approxi- 
mately 45 hours of sharing in this total 
learning experience. 

The Sunday program is based on the 
theme of stewardship . . . money, time, 
and talents. Each of these areas is 
discussed with emphasis on personal 
commitment and active participation in 
the total church program. There are 
projects and team responsibilities for 
the entire year. For example, the sixth 
grade is responsible for the Every 
Member Canvass of grades 1-12. 

The adult church school program is 
another exciting educational ventures. 
The curriculum is "SMFL" (St. Mi- 
chael's Free Lance). Sundays are di- 
vided into six week blocks to offer four 
or five different topics of interest. 

Adults are involved in an introductory 
session where topics are presented to 
the total group in summary or outline 
form. They then choose the class in 
which they have the most interest. At 
the conclusion they again come to- 
gether for evaluation and preview of 
the next block. Real effort has been 
made to obtain "experts" in the fields 
to lead these discussions or lectures. 
Topics included Christian ethics, con- 
temporary theologians, highlights in the 
life of Christ, the Holy Spirit and the 
individual and the matter of the Jesus 

The seed for St. Michael's was 
planted at the 1947 diocesan conven- 
tion when Bishop Edwin A. Penick ex- 
pressed the view that larger cities 
should be alert to the need for new 
parishes in fast-growing residential 
areas. Committees from three Raleigh 
parishes . . . Christ Church, Good 
Shepherd and St. Saviour's . . . took it 

from there. "Work weekends for St. 
Michael's" became commonplace and 
it was said that the mark of a member 
of the enthusiastic new congregation 
was muddy shoes. 

The Rev. James D. Beckwith, rector, 
emphasizes that worship is the key- 
stone of the St. Michael's program. 
There are separate chapels for three, 
four and five-year olds . . . plus another 
chapel for the first three grades. Music 
is also important. There are three 
choirs for children and the use of musi- 
cal instruments on special occasions. 

Hal V. Worth, III is senior warden 
and Sam Northrop serves as junior 
warden. Other members of the vestry 
are Virgil Burney, Robert C. Greene, 
Mrs. Harry G. Walker, Harry S. Miller, 
Henry S. Manning, John Tate Lanning, 
Fred P. Parker, Norman L. George, 
James M. Davis, Jr., W. Davis Jones, 
Jr., J. S. Riggan, Jr., Hoyt Lowder and 
Alex G. MacFayden, Jr. 

Tar Heel PARISHscene 

Churchman Editorial Board 

To Asheboro — The Rev. Thomas 
Nelson Rightmyer has come from the 
Diocese of Maryland to serve as rector 
of Church of the Good Shepherd, 

At Sedgefield — The Rev Gary A. 
Garnett, who came as rector to All 
Saint's Sedgefield, Greensboro, in 
June, had most recently served at St. 

Andrew's, Mount Holly, and St. Peter- 
by-the-Lake, Denver, N. C. Both are in 
the Diocese of Western North Caro- 
lina. Mr. Garnett was bom and raised 
around the Lansing, Michigan, area, 
according to the "Heavenly News," 
from All Saint's. He was graduated 
from Olivet College with a B.A. degree 
in 1959, attended seminary at Church 
Divinity School of the Pacific, and re- 
ceived his B.D. degree in 1962. He was 
ordained to the priesthood in the Dio- 
cese of Western Michigan in 1962. He 

worked in that diocese until he came to 
North Carolina in 1971. 

New Associates — The Rev. Nichol- 
son B. White joined the staff of Christ 
Church, Charlotte, as associate rector, 
on August 1. The Rev. Jack Smith 
came to that parish as an associate in 
June. The Rev. Frank Vest is rector. 
Mr. White comes from the Diocese of 
, Connecticut. He was graduated from 
Randolph - Macon Academy, Front 
Royal, Va., in 1959, and from Trinity 

October 1974 


College, Hartford, Conn., in 1963. 
From 1963 until 1965 he taught at 
the Hawaii Preparatory Academy in 
Kameula, Hawaii, and from 1965-70 
taught at the South Kent School, in 
South Kent, Conn. In 1970 he entered 
Virginia Theological Seminary in Alex- 
andria, and was graduated "cum 
laude" in 1973. For the past year he 
has taught at St. Francis School in 
Goshen, Ky., and has been Associate 
Rector of St. Francis-in-the-Fields, 
Harrods Creek, Ky. He and his wife 
Diana have a ten-year old daughter, 
Stuart, and an eight-year-old son, Jo- 
seph. Mr. Smith, who came to the par- 
ish from Episcopal High School, Alex- 
andria, Va., and his wife Eleanor, have 
three children, Doug, Catherine, and 
Sarah Elizabeth. 

In Raleigh — The Rev. Robert Lee 
Sessum has come from the Diocese of 
Tennessee to serve as assistant to the 
rector at Christ Church, Raleigh. The 
Rev. B. Daniel Sapp is rector. Mr. 
Sessum has served most recently as 
vicar of Church of the Nativity, Fort 
Oglethorpe, Ga. A native of Memphis, 
Tenn., Mr. Sessum is a graduate of 
Southwestern at Memphis and also Vir- 
ginia Seminary in Alexandria. He has 
served as assistant at St. Paul's, Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn. He is married to the 
former Donna Snyder, also a native of 
Memphis, and they have one son, Wil- 
liam Paul, age 2. 

To Durham — The Rev. Joshua T. 
Mackenzie has gone to Durham to 
serve as rector of St. Stephen's. He 
was ordained to the priesthood in 1962 
and has served in the Diocese since 
1965. He comes to Dufham from 
Rocky Mount where he has served as 
rector of St. Andrew's. 

To Wadesboro — The Rev. Terry R. 
Taylor, has gone to Wadesboro as rec- 
tor of Calvary Church, and as priest- 
in-charge of All Soul's, Ansonville. He 

Robert N. Davis, former rector of the 
Church of the Holy Innocents at Hen- 
derson, has joined the staff at Diocesan 
House in Raleigh, according to an 
announcement by Bishop Thomas A. 
Eraser. Davis began his duties Septem- 
ber 1 as archdeacon and canon to the 
ordinary. In other staff changes at Dio- 
cesan House the Rev. William Heth- 
cock has resigned as director of pro- 
gram to become assistant rector of a 
Cincinnati parish. William Brock, for- 
mer director of urban and racial af- 
fairs, has resigned to accept a post in 
state government. Mrs. Nancy Wilson, 
veteran secretary in the program office, 
has retired. Mrs. Shelia Hale, secretary 
in the office of urban and racial affairs, 
is now with state government. The Rev. 
Robert L. Ladehoff of Charlotte has re- 
signed as president of the Standing 
Committee to become rector of Saint 
John's Church in Fayetteville. The 
Rev. John A. Gray of Wilson has been 
elected Standing Committee chairman 
succeeding Mr. Ladehoff. 

has served most recently as Church of 
the Messiah, Mayodan. 

Leaving Diocese — The Rev. Rob- 

ert L. Ladehoff, rector of St. Christo- 
pher's, Charlotte, for the past 14 years, 
has gone to Fayetteville, in the Diocese 
of East Carolina, where he will serve 
as rector of St. John's Church, Mr. 
Ladehoff, was chairman of the Di- 
ocesan Standing Committee, chairman 
of the Diocesan Commission on Lit- 
urgy and Worship and served on the 
Diocesan Commission of the Ministry. 
He was also on the Board of Managers 
of the Thompson Orphanage. The Se- 
nior Warden of St. Christopher's, 
where Mr. Ladehoff has served since 
it's beginning, writes: "It is doubtful 
any other parish in the Diocese has 
been as fortunate as we have been in 
sharing leadership guidance and coun- 
sel of a priest of his calibre for so 
long a period. Together with his charm- 
ing wife, Jean, who also has given un- 
stintingly of her talents as singer, choir 
director and teacher, they are indeed 
a couple uniquely qualified to carry on 
the Ministry of the Lord. We are in- 
deed grateful for their uncounted hours 
of effort in St. Christopher's behalf." 

Elected to Committee — The Rev. 
William P. Price, rector of St. Mary's, 
High Point, has been elected to fill the 
unexpired term of the Rev. Robert La- 
dehoff on the Standing Committee. He 
will serve until 1975. 

To Washington — Rev. John 
Laurence Abraham, assistant to the 
rector, St. Mary's, High Point, has gone 
to St. John's, Georgetown Parish, 
Washington, D. C, where he will serve 
as Associate Rector. The Rev. Wil- 
liam P. Price is rector of St. Mary's. 
Mr. Abraham was married on Satur- 
day, June 15, to the former Mary 
Margaret Kerr, in the Bishop's Chapel, 
Diocesan House, Raleigh. On the fol- 
lowing Saturday, he was ordained to 
the Priesthood at C od Shepherd, Ra- 
leigh, and the wdt^": after moved to 
Georgetown and his new post. 

What's Doing In Books ... 3 Reviews 

"By Water and the Holy Spirit" 

by John M. Hines, Jr., New York: 
The Seabury Press. $2.95. 

This book is deceptive. It is offered 
as an introduction to the rite of Holy 
Baptism in "Services for Trial Use." As 
such, it is of no use whatsoever. The 

green book baptismal service is no 
longer authorized for trial use. The 
1973 General Convention, responding 
to comments from church people, au- 
thorized the use of a revised services 
of Baptism and Confirmation. They 
made this decision about the same time 
that Seabury was publishing By Water 

and the Holy Spirit. 

But the book is deceptive. Mr. Hines 
(not the former Presiding Bishop, but 
his son) does far more than introduce 
a green book service. It is obvious that 
he teaches children, and does it well. 
And, in this book, he explores what our 
children really have been learning in 


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Religious Education Notebook Ready 

NEW YORK — A new religious education notebook. "Aware," has just 
been published by the Office of Religious Education of the Episcopal 
Church, and is available to local congregations as a helpful resource. 

"Aware" includes articles on approaches in education, philosophy, and 
theology of education, setting for Christian Education, media reviews, 
events, liturgy, and celebration. One copy each of the notebook is being 
mailed to each congregation in the Church with the hope that $3.00 will 
be sent by each parish and mission to cover the cost of the publication. 

Direct inquiries as well as contributions to "Aware" may be addressed 
to the Office of Religious Education at 815 Second Avenue, New York, 
New York, 10017. .J 

church, and how this is related to the 
high percentage of drop-outs among 
young people after Confirmation. 

The Church is ready to take its chil- 
dren seriously: that is the significance 
Mr. Hines sees in the proposed new 
baptismal service, and in the provision 
for younger children to receive the 
Holy Communion. He offers clear and 
simple suggestions by which a congre- 
gation can show, the seriousness with 
which it takes its own children: ways 
of helping the children find meaning in 
any liturgy. 

Mr. Hines has some pointed com- 
ments on the effect the worship of 
many Episcopal congregations has on 
its children. He asks how adults would 
feel if they were told to leave during 
the sermon hymn. While he is open to 
liturgical change, he does not offer this 
as the solution to the church's problem. 
Instead, he calls for a true spirit of love 
in every congregation : love that tries to 
understand others (children especi- 
ally), their point of view and one's ef- 
fect on them. He sees this happening, 
no matter what liturgy a congregation 
is using. 

The Episcopal Church is not finding 
it easy to clarify its understanding of 
baptism and confirmation. The Stand- 
ing Liturgical Commission is eager to 
hear comments on its latest proposal. 
Meanwhile, each congregation has a 
good opportunity to give serious study 
to the way a person becomes a mem- 
ber of the church. In fact the last two 
General Conventions have called for 
just that. Mr. Hines' book is a good 
beginning for such a study, and for an 
evaluation of the effect of a congrega- 
tion's worship on its children. 


"The Go-Between God:" By 

John V. Taylor, New York: For- 
tress Press. ; 

From a rich exp'^' ience as a mission- 
ary and now as the General Secretary 
of the Church Missionary Society, Dr. 
Taylor brings us a book that combines 
both his wide experience and his studies 
in both theology and Bible. He is not 
content with telling us of the miracles 
which he has seen which surely attest 
to the presence of God. He shows us 
of the sometimes subtile presence of 
God whenever we begin to recognize 
the opportunities of the "present" — 
see each day, each place, each person 
as an opportunity to encounter God 
and each other. He draws heavily from 

Martin Buber's I AND THOU as he 
describes the Holy Spirit as the force 
that is the go-between when men truly 
see each other and God. But this 
special awareness evokes more of us as 
Christians. It offers us greater joys in 
God's creation even as it offers us 
greater pain. As Jesus was able to call 
God, Father, even so we are enriched 
by our prayer life and are in tune with 
his sustaining spirit as our Father. 

Film Available 

NEW YORK (DPS) — A 30- 
minute, 16mm color film of the 
highlights of the installation of the 
Rt. Rev. John M. Allin as the 
23rd Presiding Bishop of the 
Episcopal Church is available for 
use with church groups. 

The inaugural ceremonies were 
taped at the Washington Cathe- 
dral in the Nation's capital on 
June 11 by CBS-TV and pre- 
sented recently on "Lamp Unto 
My Feet" on the CBS Televi- 
sion Network. The film, entitled 
"This New Beginning," is avail- 
able without charge for use by 
parishes and other church groups, 
but ni^y not be used commercially 
or on television. 

A limited number of prints of 
the film are available on a first 
come first served basis. Requests 
fojr the film should specify the 
date on which it is to be shown, 
and requests should be made at 
least a week before the showing 
date. The film must be returned 
immediately following the show- 

Requests should be sent to: 
Sonia Francis, Broadcast Repre- 
sentative, 815 Second Avenue, 
New York, N. Y. 10017, Tel. 

With a good balance between wis- 
dom and learning, Dr. Taylor first dis- 
cusses the Spirit within the broad con- 
text of human experience, showing the 
constant presence of God and the activ- 
ity of his Spirit. He then focuses more 
on Bible content and tradition, draw- 
ing heavily from the Old Testament, 
from St. Paul, as well as Jesus himself. 
At the end of the book the Holy Spirit 
is seen in the issues of our present 
times, both within the Church and out- 
side of the Church. He deals with per- 
sonal pietism, other religions, Pentecos- 
talism, and ethics. 

But he never lets his reader forget 
that the Spirit as the "go-between" is 
always in the context of two or three 
persons which so activates these per- 
sons that they begin to see themselves 
as part of Christ's mission to the world. 
Personal pietism seems to be secondary 
to the active encountering and partici- 
pating in the on-going creation of God. 


"Lesser Feasts and Fasts — 

Revised," New York: The 

Church Hymnal Corporation. 

I have on my desk a torn and bat- 
tered copy of a book called "The Les- 
ser Feasts and Fasts." It was published 
in 1963, and I have already worn out 
my first copy. "Lesser Feasts and 
Fasts" was one of the first and best 
publications of the Standing Liturgical 
Commission. It recognized that there 
are other heroes of the faith, in addi- 
tion to the saints of the Bible, who are 
commemorated on the "red-letter" days 
of the Prayer Book. This book offers a 
calendar of "black-letter" days: days 
for commemorating the lives and 
jninistries of some of the great men and 
women of Christian history. Collects 
were given for all of these days, and 

October 1974 


epistles and gospels were provided for 
many of them. 

I found "Lesser Feasts and Fasts" 
particularly useful at mid-week ser- 
vices. The collects, epistles, and gospels 
added richness and variety to the ser- 
vices, and they brought to our attention 
some remarkable people. I also made 
regular use of the special collects and 
readings that this book offered for 
week-days during Lent. Those who 
came to special Lenten services found 
considerable meaning in these passages. 

General Convention has revised 
"Lesser Feasts and Fasts" several 
times, in response to the suggestions of 
church people. I have tried to mark the 
changes in my copy. Now the margins 

are filled with notes I can no longer 

The Standing Liturgical Commission 
has recently published "Lesser Feasts 
and Fasts — Revised," a handsome, 
well-printed book with a hard cover. 
The basic material from the earlier 
book is still there: the calendar of 
black-letter saints' days, collects and 
Bible readings for those days, and for 
week-days during Lent. Some very 
helpful additions have also been made. 
All of the collects are now printed in 
both traditional and contemporary 
English. More readings from the Bible 
are provided. The printed format is 
considerably easier to use. Best of all, 
about half of the book is devoted to 

biographical sketches of the men and 
women included in the calendar. 

The list of those commemorated in 
"Lesser Feasts and Fasts — Revised" is 
exciting and inspiring. It includes men 
and women who by the consent of the 
whole church are considered saints: 
Francis of Assisi, Augustine, Margaret 
of Scotland, Nicholas, and Patrick. No- 
table theologians are included: Am- 
brose, Irenaeus, Frederick Denison 
Maurice, and Thomas Aquinas. 

This is a book that enables us to 
celebrate liturgically the great historic 
tradition that is ours, and to profit from 
the lives of those heroic souls. 


Project Of St. Cyprian's Oxford 

Parrish Grant At Work In Child Center 

Priest-In-Charge, St. Cyprian's 

OXFORD — The most important 

ingredient in the success of the Gran- 
ville County Child Development Cen- 
ter at St. Cyprian's Church is total 
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braces many individuals, groups, and 
civic and religious organizations and 
provides training for the mentally re- 
tarded school age children in Granville 
County. Members of St. Cyprian's 
have given this program top priority 
with their enthusiastic support. 

An initial approach for the Child 
Development Center was made in 
1972, under the dynamic leadership of 
Simons. After objectives had been es- 
tablished, the securing of ftinds for im- 
plementation became a city-wide effort. 
The response was overwhelming; how- 
ever, much more was needed to get the 
project started. 

The Parish Grant Committee with 
approval of the Diocesan Council ear- 
marked $3,000 for the Center in May 
of 1973. The grant provided ... for 
one thing ... air conditioning for the 
Center, a requirement of the Mental 
Health Services Division. 

Throughout the process of establish- 
ing the Center, the Mental Health Di- 
vision advised on building specifica- 
tions along with other avenues for ob- 
taining professional expertise relative 
to setting up the Center. A $1,300 
grant from Episcopal Churchwomen 
aided in securing furnishings. The com- 
bined grants practically assured success 
for the project. They also provided for 
part of a teacher's aide salary. Because 
all Mental Health Envision require- 
ments were met, they have now as- 
sumed the payment of salaries and ex- 


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penses attendant to the operation of the 

The Center began operation on the 
premise that many mentally retarded 
school age children could function to 
their fullest capacities with proper 
training. Further, it was felt that even- 
tually some of the students could be 
assigned to public schools and this has 
been the case to date. 

The director is Mrs. Nancy Rogers, 
a psychology major, who has selected 
a staff and has developed a program 
consisting of extensive in-service train- 
ing. Criterion-performance goals and 
objectives have been defined for the 
students. Moreover, Mrs. Rogers and 
her staff have selected materials and 
equipment best suited to the needs and 
learning styles of the students to be 
served by the Center. 

RALEIGH — Saint Augustine's 
College of Raleigh has received an Ad- 
vanced Institutional Development 
Program (AIDP) grant of $1,750,000 
from HEW Title III, according to an 
announcement by the college president. 
Dr. Prezell R. Robinson. 

These funds, to be received over a 
five year period, will be used to 
strengthen faculty development, stu- 
dent recruitment, with emphasis on 
counseling, and placement, research in 
teaching and program development; 
evaluation and a refined management 

Saint Augustine's is one of the few 

The Division of Overseas Missions 
has as its number one goal to educate 
the Diocese about missions and to 
stimulate all concerned so that this part 
of this ministry becomes more active, 
functional and effective. The division 
members feel that a good tool to use is 
Response, a Forward Movement pub- 
lication of Bible readings and interces- 
sions for missions. Response is one of 
the few publications that is geared pri- 

Currently, there are nine students 
enrolled at the Center. The maximum 
enrollment set by the Mental Health 
Division is 1 2 students. 

Continuous evaluation is a signifi- 
cant as'pect of the ongoing activities of 
the Center. Changes are made as re- 
quired to assure that the objectives and 
goals are met. 

Future plans for the center are to 
increase the efficiency of operation and 
instruction so that a higher degree of 
student development can be effected 
with the students in a minimum amount 
of time. 

Members and friends of St. Cyp- 
rian's are most grateful for all the 
moral and financial support given to 
bring the idea to reality and for St. 
Cyprian's to help provide a valuable 
ministry to the community. 

black church-related colleges in the en- 
tire country which has been able to op- 
erate with a balanced budget during 
the past eight years, while increasing its 
enrollment yearly and adding signifi- 
cantly to the quality of education which 
it is providing its students. 

Dr. Robinson stated that the College 
will use $131,250 for a six-month plan- 
ning program. 

Saint Augustine's was also selected 
as one of three UNCF Colleges to par- 
ticipate in an American Management 
Association Long Range Planning Pro- 
gram, which will enable the college to 
strengthen its management systems. 

marily for individual concern for the 
mission of the Church around the 
world and the only such publication for 
world-wide Anglican use. 

From the January-February, 1974 
issue of Response: "Mission is impos- 
sible, many would say today. National- 
ism, economic, political, cultural, and 
racial tensions make it impossible for 
Christians to break down human bar- 
riers. We recall the apostles in the sec- 

A 'Best Seller'? 

Vestryman's Guide," the vestry 
procedures manual sponsored by 
The Episcopal Church Founda- 
tion and published by The Sea- 
bury Press, is now in its fourth 
printing. According to Seabury, 
official publishing house of the 
Episcopal Church, more than 33,- 
000 copies are in the hands of ves- 
trymen and other interested per- 

When it was first published, in 
September, 1972, copies of the 
64-page book were distributed 
free of charge by the national lay- 
men's organization to senior war- 
dens of more than 7,000 parish 
vestries in the United States. Or- 
ders for additional copies have 
made this the best-received in- 
structional manual in recent years, 
a spokesman for the publisher 
said. The author is Van S. Bowen, 
Foundation vice president. 

The guide, which costs $1.50, 
has been described as "a valuable 
tool for the vestry, churchwardens 
and rectors." It details the duties 
of the vestry; describes parish 
structure, programs and adminis- 
tration, and the roles of rectors 
and bishops; gives the history and 
background of the parish vestry, 
and contains guidance on calling a 
rector, information on Church or- 
ganization and statistics, and ex- 
cerpts from canon law. 

ond floor room entertaining similar 
doubts," the Response article states. 

"But mission is possible, as history 
has shown, because it begins from 
where we are, as we are. What we need 
is to know the truth which the Spirit 
brings to us in the modern marketplace 
of our contemporary society. Education 
for mission is being able to read the 
sign of the times. It requires that criti- 
cal view of recent history characteristic 
from the time of the prophets until 
now," Response continues. 

"Mission education means we need 
to inform ourselves in depth about 
human communities within which we 
live — local, national, and international 
so that we may act differently with and 
towards our neighbors. Informing our- 
selves in depth means to look at the 
,hard facts and the hard issues and to 
risk taking a stand. Education takes 
place when we see and become in- 

College In Black For 8 Years: 

St. Aug. Strengthening Seen 
With $1,750,000 HEW Grant 

Overseas Mission Division 
Urges Use Of Publication 

October 1974 


volved in an issue or situation in which 
we can have some influence. Through 
involvement our actions inform our 
neighbors, and opportunities for fur- 
ther conversation and contact arise," 
the publication concludes. 

"We feel that one of the main 
sources of breakdown in spreading 
God's word has been the lack of under- 
standing our fellowman. If we are to 
appreciate our fellowman, we must first 

be able to understand his thoughts and 
actions. We must learn to accept our 
fellowman from all parts of the world 
the way he is and not as we think he 
should be," says John R. Davis of Ox- 
ford, chairman of the Diocese's Divi- 
sion of Overseas Missions. 

"The daily use of Response will im- 
prove our understanding of mission, 
and we will learn of the many great 
acts that are taking place daily in the 

name of Christ beyond this diocese. We 
strongly recommend to communicants 
the bi-monthly publication Response 
and may the habit of its use be con- 
tagious," Davis says. 

A year's subscription may be or- 
dered by mail by .enclosing a check for 
$1.50 to Forward Movement Publica- 
tion, 412 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, 
Ohio 45202. 

Programs Recognized Nationally: 

Kanuga Rich In Education Assets 


Kanuga Conference Center 

KANUGA — the largest Episcopal 
Conference Center in the United States, 
situated on a 25 acre lake and 1200 
acres in the Western North Carolina 
Mountains near Hendersonville ... of- 
fers many resources in Christian Edu- 

The two one-week long Christian 
Education Conferences each summer 
are recognized nationally as one of the 
best opportunities to observe methods, 
models, materials, educational and 
theological philosophies, as well as giv- 
ing the most concrete help for local 
parish situations. The first year there 
were 300 in attendance, last year there 
were 600 in attendance and the appli- 
cations are coming even faster this 
year. One of the most beneficial things 
is that teams of clergy and lay people 
come from parishes. Many parishes 
through the Southeast have been 
turned on educationally after having a 
team attend a week at Kanuga. The 
numbers of people applying for these 
conferences is testimony in itself that 
people are finding real concrete help 
as well as deep nourishment. 

Parish Week Ends . . . especially in 
the fall and spring . . . are providing 
new depths in renewal and community 
for individual parishes. Many parishes 
in the Diocese of North Carolina have 
had great results when they take 100 or 
so of their parish family for a week end 
at Kanuga. Among those who have had 
or are planning week ends at Kanuga 
are: St. Paul's, Winston-Salem; St. 
Mark's, Raleigh; St. John's, Charlotte; 
St. Peter's, Chariotte; St. Martin's, 
Charlotte; Holy Comforter, Charlotte; 
Christ Church, Charlotte. Christ 
Church has also found it most valuable 

to take 50 or so of their women to 
Kanuga for a mid-week retreat. 

Youth conferences at Kanuga pro- 
vide an opportunity for youth to experi- 
ence a Christian community, grow in 
their personal understandings of them- 
selves, others, and God, deepen their 
self concepts and appreciation for na- 

The adult conferences provide some 

The Diocese of North Carolina is 
continuing in 1974 as one of 31 re- 
gional church jurisdictions and other 
organizations who make up the Mid- 
Atlantic Training Committee in Wash- 
ington and Baltimore. Over 1600 peo- 
ple took part in educational programs 
sponsored by MATC during 1973, 
many of whom were from this Diocese. 

The Mid-Adantic Training Commit- 
tee offers a wide variety of training and 
educational programs to strengthen 
leadership among its member organi- 
zations. The Committee specializes in 
"experience - centered" educational 
events,- those which allow the partici- 
pants to learn by doing. 

The Leadership Training Program 
helps those attending to become more 
aware of their personal leadership 
styles and of ways to develop those 
strengths. The Education Design Skills 
Laboratory actually puts its members 
in unique teaching situations. Later the 
participant uses the guidance of a 
trained consultant to look back on how 
well he did. 

Other special conferences conducted 
by MATC fall under interesting titles: 

of the best stimulation available in the 
Episcopal Church as well as an oppor- 
tunity to relax and re-create yourselves 
spiritually, physically, and mentally. 

The guest periods provide a vaca- 
tion for the family where one can not 
only be exposed to the mountains with 
all of its recreational possibilities but 
also experience a real sense of Christian 
community and some stimulation. 

Introduction to Leadership, Working 
Effectively in Small Groups, Work- 
shops for Church School Teachers, 
Management in the Local Church, 
Power and Conflict Utilization, and 
Organization Development in Volun- 
tary Systems. Other conferences deal 
with marriage enrichment and race is- 
sues as they affect the life of congre- 

The "OD" program, as the Organi- 
zation Development Conference is 
known, has attracted 12 pe/sons from 
this Diocese who are trained to func- 
tion as consultants to assist our con- 
gregations' development, structure, and 
training needs. 

Organized in 1965, MATC steers a 
careful course between tried and tested 
educational formats and new and ex- 
perimental ideas. The Division of Edu- 
cation in this Diocese in contributing 
$750 to the MATC budget this year. 
For this contribution, we received gen- 
erous discounts for persons from this 
Diocese attending events sponsored by 
MATC. If all 18 reduced cost spaces 
are used, the Diocese receives discounts 
well in excess of the membership con- 

Diocese Among 31 Groups 
On Training Committee 


The Churchman 

Back In Business At 815: 

National Church Back Into Education 

formation and ideas, the 1 8 southern Perry and Miss Warren, Diocesan edu- 
dioceses sent delegates to a special con- cation leaders began to determine how 
ference on May 14-16 at Camp St. Christian Education can best be sup- 
Christopher in the Diocese of South ported and strengthened in the south- 
Carolina. Meeting there with Mr. em portion of the Church. 

Named By Bishop AHin: 

Bishop Swift Is Appointed 
European Convention Head 

NEW YORK — The Executive 
Council of the Episcopal Church is 
again shaping up its national leadership 
in Christian education after having 
closed down its Education Office sev- 
eral years ago. 

The Rev. David W. Perry is pres- 
ently serving as national religious edu- 
cation coordinator for the Council with 
offices in the Church Center in New 
York. He is presiding over a newly 
formed network of regional coordina- 
tors in Christian education being 
formed this spring. The new office is 
supported by a budget of $180,000 
appropriated at the General Conven- 
tion for each year in this triennium. 

Budget problems brought the Execu- 
tive Council to cut back its large edu- 
cation staff during the 60's until monies 
for Christian education program and 
support were removed from the na- 
tional budget entirely. A survey con- 
ducted by the Council's Department 
of Promotion early in 1973 indicated 
a renewed interest in Christian educa- 
tion in the Church and clearly called 
for national leadership in the reestab- 
lishment of a working office at the 
Church Center. Mr. Perry was brought 
to the staff at the Center in June of 

Mr. Perry has been careful to enter 
into a totally new national education 
program rather than to reinstitute the 
program phased out several years ago. 
"One could perhaps summarize the na- 
tional program in Christian Educa- 
tion," he indicates, "as being one whose 
primary focus is aiding the local-re- 
gional situation to plan their own re- 
ligious education ministry." He con- 
tinues, "It is intended to be a program 
of encouragement and nurture of devel- 
opment in the grass roots." 

To test the feasibility of this purpose, 
Mr. Perry met with regional diocesan 
education leaders in eight areas in the 
United States. Miss Estelle Warren of 
the staff of the Diocese of Atlanta was 
appointed education coordinator for 
the southern region. She is one of eight 
such regional leaders who will work to 
keep the Church Center informed and 
to disseminate information and ideas. 

To support the new national office 
and to begin immediately to share in- 

NEW YORK (DPS)— The Rt. Rev. 
A. Ervine Swift, former bishop of the 
Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico, has 
been appointed bishop-in-charge of the 
Convocation of American Churches in 
Europe, according to an announcement 
by Presiding Bishop John M. Allin. 

Bishop Swift, whose appointment is 
effective July 1, will succeed Bishop 
Edmond Lee Browning, who will be- 
come deputy for jurisdictions on the 
Executive Council staff when Bishop 
Allin takes office as presiding bishop of 
the Episcopal Church in June. 

Bishop Swift, who was bishop of 
Puerto Rico from 1951 to 1965, was 
also bishop-in-charge of the Diocese of 

New PB John Allin 
Names Program Chief 

NEW YORK (DPS) — Mrs. Ruth 
Gordon Cheney has been appointed by 
Presiding Bishop John M. Allin to be 
executive for program on the staff of 
the Executive Council of the Episcopal 

Mrs. Cheney has been a member of 
the staff of the Executive Council since 
1963, serving first in the department 
of Christian education, and since 1970, 
as a resource specialist on the staff for 
the ministry with youth. 

Prior to coming to the council staff, 
Mrs. Cheney was associated with the 
department of Christian education of 
the Diocese of Washington for 10 
years. In addition to specializing in 
youth work for the diocese, she served 
as chairman of the youth and young 
adult division of the Washington Coun- 
cil of Churches. 

the Virgin Islands from 1951 to 1963. 

Born in Claremore, Okla., in 1913, 
Bishop Swift received his B.A. degree 
from the University of Oklahoma. Fol- 
lowing his graduation from Episcopal 
Theological School, Cambridge, Mass., 
in 1938, he joined the faculty of St. 
John's University, Shanghai, China. 
The following year he was ordained 
priest and became vicar of St. John 
the Evangelist in Hankow. 

Forced to return to this country just 
before the United States and Japan 
went to war, he served as curate of St. 
David's Church, Baltimore. In 1943 
he became an assistant secretary in 
the Overseas Department of the Na- 
tional (now Executive) Council, where 
he was responsible for recruiting new 
missionaries for overseas fields. 

In 1948 Bishop Swift became rector 
of Holy Trinity Church, Manila, The 
Philippines. He was appointed acting 
dean of St. Andrew's Seminary, 
Manila, in 1950, where he served until 
his consecration in 1951 as Bishop of 
Puerto Rico. 

Following his resignation as Bishop 
of Puerto Rico in 1965 in order than an 
indigenous bishop might be elected, 
Bishop Swift was assistant bishop in the 
Diocese of Pensylvania, the Diocese of 
South Florida, and the Diocese of 
Southeast Florida. 

In addition to his current responsi- 
bilities as assistant bishop of Southeast 
Florida, he is rector of St. Gregory's 
Church, Boca Raton, Fla. 

In 1973 Bishop Swift was appointed 
by the Presiding Bishop to do an on- 
the-spot study of the needs of the Epis- 
copal Church in Honduras and spent 
nine months in that country. 

October 1974 


Tom Fraser, Gerald Ford Meet At Ravenscroff: 

Bishop, New President Share Platform 

RALEIGH — The Rt. Rev. Thomas 
A. Fraser, bishop of the Diocese of 
North Carolina, shared a platform here 
early this summer with Gerald Ford, 
the new president of the United States. 

The occasion was commencement at 
Ravenscroft School, a church-related 
institution operated in the Capital City 
for many years by Christ Episcopal 
Church. Ford . . . then vice president 
of the United States . . . was on hand to 
deliver the commencement address. 

Bishop Fraser was on the program to 
deliver the opening prayer which fol- 

• "Almighty God, behold with Thy 
gracious ' favor our universities, col- 

. . Shown During Commencement Exercises 

leges, and schools; that knowledge and 
wisdom may be increased among us. 
Bless all who teach and all who learn, 
and especially the members of this 
graduating class. Grant to them a vision 
of a life filled with truth and justice 
and goodness. May they help us to 
overcome the 'evil we have brought 
upon ourselves and to restore us to the 
blessedness for which we were created; 
may the sins of the fathers never be 
visited upon their children so the chil- 
dren may have reason to be proud of 
their inheritance, and anxious to look 
unto Thee, O heavenly Father, as the 
source of all truth ^through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen," the Bishop's prayer 


"I was greatly impressed with him," 
Bishop Fraser remarked after the com- 
mencement exercises. "We found that 
we had some mutual church friends in 
the Washington area." Noting Ford's 
apparent physical fitness, Bishop 
Fraser asked the now-president how he 
did it. Ford told the Bishop he swims 
regularly in his pool at home. 

The new president of the United 
States is an Episcopalian. His son 
Michael is a seminary student and met 
his wife while the two were students at 
Wake Forest. Steven was due to enter 
Duke this fall but reportedly will spend 
a year working on a Utah catde ranch. 



Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 

Editor and Chairman, 
Division of Information 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve, The 
Ven. Robert N. Davis, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 64 

November, 1974 

No. 8 

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published monthly except July, August 
and September by the Department of 
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least one month's notice. Send old ad- 
dress clipped from back copy with new 
address. Parishes are asked to send 
names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspond- 
ence to P. O. Box 17025, Raleigh, 
N. C., 27609. 

Bishops Letter: 

Meaning Of Canvass Time 

This is the time of year when most of our churches are conducting their 
Every Member Canvass. The purpose of the Canvass is to help the members 
of the Church make an acceptable offering to God of our time, talents, and 

It is significant, I believe, that one of the oldest stories in the Bible is one 
about an offering that two brothers, Cain and Abel, made to God. Basic to the 
story seems to be an awareness that the offering symbolizes and expresses the 
relationship that man has both with God and his neighbor. 

In the story recorded for us in Chapter 4 of Genesis, we see how crucial 
the offering is. Cain's offering of the fruit of the ground was not acceptable 
to God, but Abel's offering of the firstlings of his flock was acceptable. Cain's 
inability or unwillingness to make an acceptable offering had disastrous and fatal 
consequences. It alienated him from God. He felt angry and frustrated; so much 
in fact, that he went out and killed his brother. 

Now the truth of this ancient story is very obvious. The offering that we make 
to God affects the quality of our relationship, both with God and our neighbor. 
When we offer to God less than the best of our love, our time, and our talents, 
we run into serious difficulty; and it is impossible to maintain a satisfactory 
relationship with God or anyone else. 

Essential to good relationships at all levels of life and love and worship 
is the quality of the offering. What kind of an offering will you and I present 
to God the next time we appear before His Holy Altar? 

Faithfully yours, 

W. Moultrie Moore, Jr. 

Editor, The Churchman: 

Thank you for sending me The Churchman, which I requested by post card 
several weeks ago. It is an interesting religious publication, even more newsy 
and readable than some others I have seen. 

As an alumnus and former trustee of the Virginia Episcopal School in 
Lynchburg my interest in your paper stems from the fact that many North Caro- 
lians have attended that church-orientated school. Also, the Rt. Rev. Richard H. 
Baker, D.D., your bishop coadjutor and bishop, 1951-1965, was chaplain at 
V.E.S. from 1923 to 1925. Moreover, some of the members of that school's 
Board of Trustees, when I served with that body from 1937 to 1959, were from 
North Carolina. 

On July 1, 1974 Mr. Lee Sanford Ainslie, Jr., a Morehead Scholar and 
graduate of the University of North Carolina, was appointed Headmaster of the 
Virginia Episcopal School. 

Your former Bishop Baker and I became friends when he was rector of our 
St. Johns Waynesboro, 1927-1931. Also, S. Linton Smith's (of Raleigh) first 
year at V.E.S. , 1921-22, was my fifth, and we served together on that school's 
Board of Trustees in the 1930's and 1940's. With these things as a background 
I believe The Churchman will provide interesting reading for me and so I am 
enclosing my check for $2.00 for a year's subscription to it. 

J. Ellison Loth 
Waynesboro, Va. 

Editor, The Churchman 

The women of St. Paul's Church in 
Winston-Salem are embarking on our 
28th annual Christmas Bazaar to be 
held on November 6. The Bazaar has 
been an important source of fellowship 
for many years, as well as providing 
funds for missions and local projects. 

Last year produced in excess of 

St. Paul's Bazaar has become an in- 
stitution in the area and we were hop- 
ing that you might be interested in 
making note of this year's Bazaar in 
The Churchman. 

Distribution of the proceeds are 

(Continued on page 13) 


The Churchman 

. . . Part of Service of Blessing of Animals 

Mission Portrait 

St. Christopher's Churchy High Point 

St. Christopher's, High Point 

HIGH POINT — Greater faith hath 
no priest than to give up his associate 
rector and mortgage his home to give 
life to a mission. 

The Rev. WilHam P. Price, rector 
of St. Mary's Church here, did exactly 
that and more in 1966 to give St. Chris- 
topher's mission a salutary start. 

He also gave away almost 200 mem- 
bers of his congregation, split evenly 
between adults and children — some 
having ancestral roots going back to 
the founding of St. Mary's 84 years 

The associate rector, the Rev. Wal- 
lace I. (Ben) Wolverton, agreed to 
lead the new mission, beginning mod- 
estly in a small house on an eight acre 
lot paid for by mortgaging St. Mary's 

Today, St. Christopher's worships on 
that same ground in a new, modem, 
aU-purpose building presently being 
upfitted in equipment and decor to pre- 
pare for its second decade of service 
to the community. 

In some ways, St. Christopher's de- 

fies precise description: Three priests 
in eight years, each cut from his own 
mold and no single one alike; a his- 
tory as one of the few missions in the 
Diocese that has been self-supporting 
from the start; a numerically constant 
yet constantly changing congregation. 

The overriding emphasis at St. 
Christopher's is upon corporate wor- 

About the author: Mr. Gorman 
was among the 200 who left St. 
Mary's to help found St. Christo- 
pher's in 1966 and has served the 
parish as senior warden, conven- 
tion delegate and author of the 
church newsletter. 


ship. It is here that the fruits of our 
common life — honesty, tolerance, 
fun, celebration and love — receive 
their most eloquent expression. 

Honesty is encouraged by setting 
aside time after each service and 
church meeting for something called 
"good of the order." This is a time in 
which members are encouraged to 
speak their peace in the name of Christ 

for the common good. 

Tolerance receives expression by in- 
viting members to "come as you are" 
and "be as you are." Bermuda shorts, 
coats and ties, pants-suits, dresses, and 
sometimes even sweat suits sit side by 
side at St. Christopher's. Individual 
ceremonial (postures and manual acts) 
is as varied as dress. Unity is perceived 
as sharing your differentness : varieties 
of gifts coming from the same Spirit. 

An emphasis on the inclusion of 
children and the gathering together of 
the faithful at random times and places 
for the purpose of having a good time 
spell fun at St. Christopher's. Children 
are an essential part of church life and 
contribute Uturgically through dialogue 
sermons with the priest each Sunday. 

Throughout the year, some Sundays 
are set aside for extra special celebra- 
tions. These begin with festival cele- 
brations of the Holy Eucharist in which 
seasonal banners emphasizing the 
church year are carried in procession. 
The banners, designed and constructed 
by church members, decorate the 
church when not carried in procession. 

Helium filled balloons add to the fes- 

November 1974 


. . . During St. Francis' Day Celebration 

tival atmosphere on Pentecost when the 
service is followed by a picnic on the 
church lawn. There is a blessing of the 
animals on the Sunday nearest St. 
Francis' Day and a eucharist in the city 
park on the Sunday nearest St. Chris- 
topher's day. 

Love is a word difficult to define 
but much in evidence at St. Christo- 
pher's ; A love for the Episcopal liturgy 
that surmounts the occasional annoy- 
ances caused by really working at the 
trial use services; a love for the Church, 
no matter what obstacles face us; a love 
for each other that doesn't fade each 
week at the end of worship; a love of 

God which hopefully makes us worthy 
of the name Christopher — which 
means in Greek, "Christ bearer." 

St. Christopher's staff includes: The 
Rev. James M. Coram, priest-in- 
charge, Louise Bedford, senior war- 
den; Rex Walser, junior warden; 
George Hohne, treasurer; Frances 
Dudley, clerk, and Darrell Parrish, 
Dave Oden, George Stewart, Rena 
Smith, Lila Roberts, J6an Schwenk, 
and Lewis Brandon, mission committee 

Services are 8 and 10 a.m. Sundays 
throughout the year. 

Summary Of Minutes: 

Budget Matters Head Agenda 
For Diocese Council Meet 

Budget and finance were two of the 
top items on the agenda for the Sep- 
tember 10 meeting of the Diocesan 
Council at Diocesan House in Raleigh. 
A summary of the minutes follows. 

Beginning with celebration of the 
Communion at 10:00 a.m., the Dioce- 
san Council met with the following in 
attendance: The Rt. Rev. Messrs. 
Thomas A. Fraser and W. Moultrie 
Moore, Jr.; the Rev. Messrs. Keith J. 

Reeve, Louis C. Melcher, Jr., Wil- 
liam L. Williams, John R. Campbell, 
L. Bartine Sherman, John A. Gray, 
Joshua T. MacKenzie, L Mayo Little, 
Jr., R. Martin Caldwell, Alwin Reiners, 
Jr., Peter J. Lee; Don P. Blanton, 
James B. Craighill, Henry S. Craumer, 
E. H. Hardison, James H. Revis, J. J. 
Summerell, C. Daniel Shelburne, 
Thomas Ruff in; Mesdames Sterling 
Stoudemire, Eric G. Flannagan, M. Eu- 
gene Motsinger,*Jr., Cecil L. Patterson 

and Miss Lisbeth A. Dudley. Also 
present were the Venerable Robert N. 
Davis, Michael Schenck, III and Mrs. 
Lillian H. Reynolds. 

Bishop Fraser introduced to the 
Council the archdeacon and canon to 
the ordinary, the Venerable Robert N. 

The Council received the Treasurer's 
report for the first eight months of 
1974, and the 1973 annual report from 
the Investment Committee. The re- 
mainder of the morning session was de- 
voted to a report from the Department 
of Finance. J. J. Summerell, chairman 
of the Department of Finance, pre- 
sented a comparison of average com- 
pensation to clergy for 1974 which will 
be sent to all senior wardens and trea- 
surers, and the Council adopted a re- 
vised salary policy as recommended by 
the Department. 

The Council also passed a proposal 
from the Department of Finance that 
the minimum salary for full-time clergy 
positions in the Diocese be $9,000, ef- 
fective January 1, 1975. Chairman 
Summerell then presented the 1975 
proposed budgets. After brief discus- 
sion, the Council adopted the Episco- 
pal Maintenance budget as presented 
by the department in the total amount 
to be assessed of $226,500. The Coun- 
cil adopted the Church's Program pro- 
posed budget for 1975 for a net total 
for quotas in the amount of $562,413. 

During the discussion of the budget 
the Bishop presented the report foir the 
Division of Racial and Urban Affairs 
which proposed new recommendations 
for 1975. The recommendations were 
that the function of this division should 
be broadened to include a wider variety 
of social concerns such as to identify 
Christian social problems, identify re- 
sources available to aid in solving these 
problems and help link parishes and 
missions and agencies of the Diocese 
with these resources. The committee 
further recommended that the name of 
the division be changed to Christian 
Social Ministries and approved suffi- 
cient funds for this division for 1975. 

A motion to include a line item for 
reserve for non-acceptance of quotas 
in the amount of $15,000 in the 
Church's Program budget died for lack 
of a second. 

In the remaining few minutes of 
the morning session Mr. Reeve pre- 
sented an interim report from the 
Parish Grant Committee, noting that 
14 grants in the amount of $39,243.19 


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had been made in the two years since 
the program began. 

The afternoon session of the Coun- 
cil meeting was devoted to a presenta- 
tion from the Council's Special Ad Hoc 
Committee, chaired by Mr. Campbell. 
This report which dealt primarily with 
the Council's organization in function- 
ing with diocesan program and provid- 
ing a process for better evaluation of 
program was accepted by the Council. 
The Committee's report proposed that 

two divisions of the Council be created 
— one, Department of Finance and 
two. Council Program Committees. 
The Council Program Committee is to 
be appointed by the Bishop, with ad- 
vice and consent of Council, along with 
a member of the Council to serve as 
liaison with the committee, would serve 
in the areas of ( 1 ) Diocesan Missions, 
(2) Overseas Missions, (3) Consult- 
ing and Planning, (4) Education and 
Training, (5) Stewardship, (6) North 

Carolina Churchman, (7) Christian 
Social Ministries, (8) Youth, (9) Wor- 
ship and Liturgy, (10) Ecumenical Re- 
lations, (11) Specialized Ministries. 

After considerable general discus- 
sion, the report from the Ad Hoc Com- 
mittee was accepted by the Council and 
the Committee was disbanded. 

The Council meeting was adjourned 
at 2:45 p.m. with a prayer by Bishop 

Magazine Readers Still Loyal: 

Survey Says Diocesan Image Better 

Editor, The Churchman 

Readers of The Churchman are a 
loyal group and in a spring survey 
came up with responses not unlike 
those in an identical study two years 

The magazine's Editorial Board de- 
cided earlier this year to sample reader 
opinions with almost the same ques- 
tionnaire used in the spring of 1972. 
The purpose of both studies is to per- 
petuate an upgrading process aimed at 
making the publication as useful as 
possible to the Diocese. 

Eighty five and two tenths per cent 
of those responding to the 1974 sur- 
vey said they look at The Church- 
man "frequently" while 14 per cent 
said "occasionally" and less than one 
per cent responded with an "infre- 

This compares with percentages of 
85, 13 and 2 in 1972 ... a small 
change indeed. 

There was a more significant im- 
provement in the "image" of the 
Diocese. Two years ago 15 per cent 
viewed the Diocese as "an ineffective 
operation," 56 per cent checked the 
space indicating "a fair job" while 29 
indicated "a first class program." This 
year's study produced percentages of 7, 
52 and 35, respectively. 

A new question was added to the 
1974 study inviting comment on 
whether or not there has been improve- 
ment during the last two years. Twenty 
two per cent said they had found "little 
improvement," 47 "some improve- 
ment" and 1 8 per cent indicated "much 
improvement." Four per cent did not 
indicate a reaction to this question. 

In other responses the following re- 

actions were established : 

16 per cent read the magazine "su- 
perficially," 48 per cent "in some 
depth" and 36 "thoroughly"; 

23 per cent find it "of little help," 
58 per cent "helpful" and 18 per cent 
"most helpful"; and, 

21 per cent say the magazine is 
"dull," 61 per cent "interesting" while 
1 7 per cent say "most interesting." 

While 1974 frequency of readership 
was established as slightly up, the re- 
sponses in thoroughness of reading, 
helpfulness and interest stimulation 
were down from one to nine percent- 
age points from 1972. 

In the event these slighdy lower 
marks are not sufficient to ward off 

complacency on the part of the Edi- 
torial Board then this one comment 
should do it: 

"Be more of a publication interested 
in news of the Church instead of a 
'who went where and did what' gossip 
sheet. If you are still determined to 
be a big bore, cease publication and 
save a tree. That would be all you've 
done good in years!" 

"News of the Diocese" again scored 
highest in readership. The bishops' let- 
ters (a regular feature since the 1972 
study) took over second place from 
parish news, which placed third. Na- 
tional church news, news of conven- 
tions and clergy news were in fourth, 
fifth and sixth place, respectively. 

Survey Comment Summary 

Here's a summary of typical comments culled from replies to the 1974 
Readership Survey : 

• I find it easy reading and the headlines call my attention readily to the 
articles in which I am particularly interested. I have no suggestions. I find it 
very satisfactory as it is. 

• Some change in the direction of articles of more spiritual import, viz. 
on prayer, worship et. al. Your cover article for May, "Does Being a Churchman 
Make a Difference in Your Life" is a good example in this direction. The Lord 
be with you. 

• Continue to urge readers to express themselves by writing letters to the 

• More practical articles. Less space to credentials and geography. Too much 
focus on Raleigh. 

• You do a good job! 

• If the Episcopal Church is truly a Christian Church, one would hardly 
know it from reading the stories and reports in The Churchman. 

More coverage of outstanding projects of individual parishes. There seems 
to be repeated coverage of the same parishes. I realize that coverage is dependent 
on parish reporting, but maybe some prodding will help. I'm sure there are many 
outstanding programs we never hear about. 

• I am not sure what the Churchman is supposed to do — report on the 
Episcopal organization apparently. Maybe a column in which a minister gave 

November 1974 


advice concerning specific problems — (an Ecclesiastical Ann Landers?) would 
help "the blessed company of all faithful people" to show more Christ-like be- 
havior, responses, etc. in the confusing and difficult days, Monday through Satur- 
day and would "reach" the congregation and not just the insiders of the church 

• At this time, a monthly review (critique) of at least one of the proposed 
"authorized services" and also of each of the Pastoral Offices. Each should 
include the rationale behind the proposed changes from the 1928 Book of Com- 
mon Prayer. 

• Perhaps I am reading it more carefully! It all interests me. Is very real, 
vital. Articles timely and well chosen. 

• Present more Anglican viewpoints. More national viewpoints. I appreciate 
The Churchman. 

• I like it. I like it! 

• An increase in the coverage of the local, state and national diocesan news 
of clergy, men and women and especially youth have much improved The 
Churchman. I enjoy and appreciate what you are doing. 

• More pictures — exchange of successful programs, ideas in EMC, mission 
projects, etc. One feature each issue on mission opportunities outside Diocese. 
Appreciate effort to present various opinions on controversial items — special 
program, prayer book, etc. 

• Fewer philosophical and editorial type articles. 

• It would be good if the news stories could be more up to date (Carl 
Herman — Feb. — published May). I know this is difficult and depends on when 
you receive copy. 

• Make headlines give clue to article so that by scanning a page I can see 
at a glance something to "tie to." For outstanding people their name would do; 
for others their place of work might be best. I prefer this to "clever" headlines 
that don't give a real clue to the contents. In long articles, such leads would be 
helpful — or bold face, key topical words or sentences. 

• Keep it out of politics. 

• The articles read have improved in their comprehension and explanations 
of contemporary life. 

• Replace the whole office in Raleigh from the Bishop to the office boy. 

• National Church news is usually out of date when printed; format is dull 
and lifeless; DioSCENE is, to me, best part, but most items in it could effectively 
be expanded and illustrated; question rationale of regular use of Treasurer's 
Report and the amount of space it takes. Would prefer lively tabloid. Get rid of 
virtually all New York and Sewanee datelines: please feature parishes and parish 
news, and news of specific diocesan special events. 

• Put people in key positions who will take a stand against abortion on 
demand, donations to subversive organization, the terrible green book. The 
Churchman can't be upgraded until the leaders are! 

• More church and gospel orientation — a more effective presentation of Christ 
as risen and reigning King and Savior. More emphasis on the Eucharist and 
personal commitment to our Lord. 

• Be more of a publication interested in news of the Church instead of a 
"who went where and did what" gossip sheet. If you are still determined to be a 
big bore, cease publication and save a tree. That would be all you've done good 
in years. 

• More articles (or sermons) by Priests would be very meaningful reading. 

• Less chit chat; in its place, more grappling with theological and ethical 
issues, e.g. discussion of the ideas of Bulkmann, Tillich, Camus, Huddleston, 

• Summarize! Add substance! Delete trivia! 

• More news of interest to the older, conservative group; for instance, positive 
coverage of what's going on in the battle for preservation of the Book of Common 
Prayer. Also, give us profiles of the liturgical committee's members so we may 
know who is responsible for the tragic changes in worship forms. 

I enjoy each article in The Churchman and look forward to receiving it 
each month. 

• Include articles of what Jesus is doing, the tremendous move of the Holy 
Spirit in the Episcopal Church in North Carolina as at the December Clergy 

(Continued on page 12) 

New Project: 

Diocesan Laymen 
Check Accuracy 
Of Mailing List 
For Churchman 

Parish Level Coordinator 

Episcopal Laymen's Association 
Editor's Note: This is the first 
in series of reports on activities of 
the Episcopal Laymen's Associa- 
tion of the Diocese. Association 
President Henry Craumer ex- 
plains that the parish level coordi- 
nator is responsible for improving 
communications between men of 
the Church and the Association's 
Board of Directors. 

GREENSBORO — Who would 
have thought that 10 laymen, scattered 
through the northwest part of the Dio- 
cese, would respond immediately — 
particularly to a request to read a list 
of 1,400 names for accuracy. That's 
what happened after the Episcopal 
Layman's Association Board author- 
ized a study of the Greensboro 
Churchman list. The Churchman is 
the only way, except for men's clubs, 
the ELA Board communicates with the 
laymen between conventions. The re- 
sult? There are lots of lost sheep of 
Israel (Matthew 15:24); but they are 
being found, first in Greensboro, then 
throughout the EHocese. Helpers can 

Speaking of men's clubs . . . ELA 
put out a questionnaire at the '74 con- 
vention to see how many there are. Six. 
That's right. That's all we could find: 
St. Andrews, St. Martins, St. Michaels, 
St. Stevens, St. Timothy's and Holy 
Trinity. But lay activities are on the rise 
notwithstanding a slinking economy. 
Hurley Derrickson, the new Men's Club 
chairman at Redeemer tells the story. 
The Rev. Carlton Morales called his 
warden and asked whether it wasn't 
time to pay the sexton a little more 
and get him to clip the shrubbery. No, 
said the warden, the men would do it 
the next weekend. To hear Hurley tell 
it the phones rang, and the Redeemer 


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men turned out, "doctors and all," to 

"You've got to understand that jus- 
tice is like beauty. It's in the eye of 
the beholder." James G. Exum, Jr., 
who's leaving Holy Trinity for the Su- 
preme Court bench, was giving his 
farewell address to the September 
Men's Club. Judge Exum explained 
that judges apply the law to facts before 

them, as a sculptor applies his chisel 
to a block of marble. "If justice results 
in someone's opinion, that's fine, but 
the jijdge's duty is to apply the law." 

Greensboro businesses fund an in- 
dustrial counselling service manned by 
the Rev. Nelson Hodgkin. Nelson was 
telling the St. Andrews Men's Club 
about an unnamed employee referred 
by one of these businesses. Nelson 
counselled the employee about his 

problem. The next day the bossman 
asked Nelson what was the problem. 
"Well, that's confidential." The em- 
ployer said his business might have to 
cut off its contribution to the service. 
"O K," said Mr. Hodgkin, "but I can't 
tell you." 

The next day, the story goes, the 
bossman called back. "Listen," he said, 
"I've decided I can trust you and I 
want to come talk about a problem I 

Tar Heel PARISHscene 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Visiting — The clergy of Holy 
Trinity parish at Greensboro have a 
unique and effective arrangement for 
parish visitations, enabling them to 
cover the entire parish each year be- 
tween September and June. A certain 
neighborhood is designated to receive 
their calls during a two-week period, 
with the names of those to be called 
upon announced in the weekly "Parish 
Post." The Rev. Tol Broome, rector, 
and the Rev. Blair Jenkins, associate, 
alternate their visitations, so that each 
year they visit the ones the other visited 
last year. 

Parish Days — Two Charlotte par- 
ishes, Christ Church and St. Peter's, 
celebrated the opening of their fall pro- 
grams with special parishwide "hap- 
penings." At Christ Church where the 
Rev. Frank Vest is rector, the day in- 
cluded registration for church school, 
an opportunity to browse among 
booths and displays set up to describe 
the areas of education and service 
available, a worship service, a recep- 
tion, organized recreation for the chil- 
dren, a picnic lunch on the grounds, 
followed by a hymn sing. St. Peter's 
with the Rev. Hunt Williams as rector 
had an informal morning prayer ser- 
vice, followed by church school regis- 
tration and a picnic in the park . . . 
complete with ballgames and boating. 

Suppers — All Saint's, Concord, 
plans a series of monthly mid-week 
suppers during the coming season with 
the purpose of "bringing the church 
family closer together." Short programs 
are planned for information about lo- 
cal and national church, hymn-sings, 

ERIC RODGERS HONORED — Eric Rodgers, Scotland Neck newspaper edi- 
tor and active diocesan figure, was honored recently with the naming of "The 
Eric Rodgers Ampitheatre" at Kerr Lake. Rodgers also received the Army's 
highest civilian award . . . the U. S. Medal For Outstanding Civilian Service 
for his work on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association for the last 
30 years. Rodgers is shown here with his daughters, Mrs. Lucy Rodgers 
Watkins and Mrs. John S. Bush. Rodgers' rector at Trinity Episcopal Church 
is the Rev. William P. Barrett. 

meditations, a Isok at church institu- 
tions, and for creative programs in 
Christian education, with good food 
and fellowship the main features. The 
Rev. Jack Jessup is rector. 

Timely Topics — Grace Church, 
Lexington, and Holy Comforter, Char- 
lotte announce adult education pro- 
gram blocks on some timely and 
thoughtful topics. At Grace Church, 
the Rev. Wilson Carter, rector, the first 
block will consider the Gospel as it re- 
lates to a number of contemporary 

areas . . . literature, movies and music, 
concluding with "The Gospel and 
Where We Are." Sessions will be led 
by lay members of the parish. A second 
block will tackle "The Future of the 
American Past", a discussion and study 
course on American reUgious, political 
and social values ... to be led by the 

At Holy Comforter, Charlotte, "Pa- 
'triotism and Christianity" is the theme 
for a block of studies. Areas include 
"A Look at Patriotism"; "A Look at 
Christian Values"; a question and an- 

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Here's Group On Hand For 1974 

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS— Here are members of the Diocesan Family who partici- 
pated in the recent Every Member Canvass Workshop at Raleigh's Angus Barn. The 

swer session, led by a congressman on 
"Christianity and Government"; a 
panel of veterans leading a discussion 
on "The Christian at War"; and finally, 
"Patriotism and Christianity — Dealing 
with the Tensions." The Rev. Alwin 
Reiner s is rector. 

Theology — St. Anne's, Winston- 
Salem, plans a year's program for older 
young people and adults structured as 
an Institute of Christian Theology, The 
Rev. David Fargo, vicar, notes that "it 
will draw upon the rich resources avail- 
able to us, and will give ourselves in 
this parish to a rediscovery of the na- 
ture of the Christian faith as a response 
to the divine-human encounter. An ex- 
ploration of what concrete meaning 
that encounter has for our individual 
and corporate lives will be our objec- 
tive — the return of God-talk will be our 
strategy. In addition, I am excited to 
announce that out of the Institute and 
in response to a confessed 'biblical il- 

literacy' on the part of many of us, 
groups for Bible study wiU be offered 
on a regular basis." The first block of 
the institute will be led by Dr. Charles 
Talbert of the School of Religion, 
Wake Forest University, and a member 
of St. Anne's. Focus will be 'Speaking 
of Jesus, then and now,' an introduc- 
tion to theological language." 

To Greensboro — The Rev. Ro- 
land M. Jones, has come to St. Francis', 
Greensboro, as rector. He comes from 
the Diocese of Washington, where he 
served as rector of Church of the As- 
cension at Silver Spring, Md. Speaking 
of Mr. Jones in neighboring Holy 
Trinity's "Parish Post," the Rev. Tol 
Broome notes: "I was overjoyed at the 
news, for Roland is a friend and former 
classmate at the seminary. . . . He was 
'next door' to me when I was in College 
Park. He is a Maryland graduate, but 
I'm confident that he will transfer his 
allegiance from the Terps to any one 

of the Big Four teams. As St. Paul said, 
'I will show you a more excellent 
way.' " 

In Raleigh — The Rev. Stephen D. 
Harris has come to Good Shepherd, 
Raleigh, as associate rector, the Rev. 
Louis C. Melcher is rector. Mr. Harris 
is a graduate of Northeastern Univer- 
sity, Boston, and Virginia Theological 
Seminary. He has been serving as a 
chaplain at the National Institute of 
Health, Bethesda, Md. He is married to 
the former Rebecca Barham and they 
have two daughters. Heather, age 3, 
and Deanna, 10 months. 

Retiring — The Rev. Edward B. 
Jordan has retired from his post as 
priest-in-charge of Christ Church, Wal- 
nut Cove. He came to this Diocese in 
1968, and served earlier as rec- 
tor of Trinity Church, Scotland Neck. 
He and Mrs. Jordan plan to make their 


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agenda included a discussion of the 1975 budget outlook, a panel of 1973 canvass chair- 
men and talks by both bishops and by other members of the diocesan staff. 

home in Scotland Neck, where their 
address will be 1709 Church Street. 

Chalice — A note from "Cross 
Roads," newsletter of Chapel of the 
Cross, Chapel Hill, reports that "Ed- 
ward P. Dancewicz, M.D., of the Cen- 
ter of Disease Control, Atlanta, has 
summarized the results of extensive 
work investigating the risk of infec- 
tion from common communion cups. 
{Journal of the American Medical As- 
sociation, 225, 320, 1973). Dr. Dance- 
wicz reports that the study concluded 
that the risk of contracting infectious 
disease (from a common chalice) was 
small, owing to several factors ... in- 
cluding the use of a purificator, the low 
prevalence of pathogenic bacteria on 
the lips, and the ability of the human 
body to deal effectively with small 
numbers of pathogens. 

Ordination — Comments from sev- 

eral parish newsletters in the Diocese 
on the recent ordination of women to 
the priesthood and the consequent ac- 
tion of the House of Bishops might be 
of interest: 

From St. John's, Charlotte, where 
the Rev. Carter Heyward, a Charlotte 
native, and one of the 11 ordained in 
Philadelphia, spoke to the Adult 
Forum, comes this from the rector, the 
Rev. Robert Haden: "She was very 
helpful to us in understanding this 
issue. . . . You are entitled to know how 
your rector feels on this subject. I favor 
the ordination of women but do not 
favor ordination taking place in the 
manner in which it did in Philadelphia. 
However, I do understand the impa- 
tience, especially of a 79 year old 
woman who has been waiting 50 years 
to be ordained. I know of no theologi- 
cal or biblical reasons why women 
should not be ordained." 

Also from Charlotte comes a report 
from Miss Jane Lynch, a member of 
the staff of Holy Comforter, the Rev. 

Alwin Reiners, rector: "I had the op- 
portunity to fly up to Philadelphia for 
the ordination of 1 1 women, who range 
in age from 27 to 79, . . . One of my 
closest friends, Carter Heyward, was 
one of the ordinands. For me, as for 
the almost 1,500 participants in the 
service . . . the occasion was highly 
charged with emotion. Despite the 
canonical irregularity . . . there was 
great joy and excitement for all in- 
volved." She went on to discuss the is- 
sues raised, and spoke of her interest 
in its outcome. She concluded, "You 
may have guessed that I am strongly 
in favor of women's ordination, al- 
though I am sorry our first ordination 
is so shadowed by canonical irregular- 
ity and questions as to its rightness and 
by emotions on both sides. I hope that 
many of you will feel free to share your 
feelings and opinions with me and with 
our clergy and our bishops. Dialogue 

And from The Rev. Rod Reinecke, 
(Continued on page 13) 

November 1974 


12 Of 14 Projects Involve Children: 

Youth Favorite Parish Grant Target 

. . . Mr. Reiners, Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Holt, Mr. Reeve 

Children have been the great bene- 
ficiaries of the program inaugurated by 
the Diocesan Convention of 1972 
which allows congregations to apply for 
money to help institute outreach pro- 
grams in their communities. In the two 
years since the program began, 14 
grants have been made for a total ex- 
penditure of $39,243.19, and of these 
14 grants, 12 were directly involved 
with children. The other two projects 
funded affect the elderly. 

Meeting four times a year, the Par- 
ish Grant Committee, chaired by Mrs. 
W. Clary Holt of Burlington, has 
studied many applications to check 
whether or not they abide by the guide- 
lines for the program. Serious consid- 
eration is given to the evidence of con- 
gregational involvement. Several appli- 
cations have been turned down where 
it seemed to committee members that 
community projects needing funds had 
used local Episcopal churches to seek 
grants when in fact the members of the 
churches were not involved in the proj- 

Implicit in the motion establishing 
this committee is the concept of seed- 
funding new programs. However the 
committee feels that they may assist 
certain projects already underway 
which could, under special circum- 
stances, be given a fairer chance of 
proving themselves with additional 

The committee expects to fund in- 
novative pilot programs designed in re- 
sponse to pressures for change which 
show some promise of being used, if 
successful, in other locations. 

Some assurance must be given that 
if a program is to be ongoing, con- 
sideration has been given to future 
funding. Here are committee guide- 

1 . Programs must have the approval 
of the vestry or mission committee of 
the parish or mission in which the re- 
quest originates. 

2. Programs must have concrete evi- 
dence of community support other than 
that given by the requesting mission or 
parish — i.e. to substantiate this sup- 
port, the program should put up 
matching funds for their request or 
similar support in kind. 

3. Programs should be basically of 
an outreach nature — i.e., programs 
should be developed that serve the 
community and not just the Episco- 
palians in the community. 

4. Programs must have definite goals 
with results which can be measured. 

5. Programs must have a completely 
defined plan of action that is consis- 
tent with their goals. 

6. Programs cannot be funded which 
call for the allocation of funds to sup- 
port directly the internal program of 
any parish or mission — for example, 
power, water, lights. Rector's salary. 

7. Programs will not be considered 
which ask for direct funding to any 
agency. All funds will be directed 
through the Vestry or Mission Commit- 

8. Programs may not receive more 
than 5 per cent of the funds origi- 
nally available to the committee, i.e., 
no program may receive more than a 
total of $3,000.00.^ 

9. Programs will not be funded to 
help any organization which advocates 
violence or whose officers or agents 
have been convicted of any crime in- 
volving violence. 

10. Programs to be considered must 
avoid direct partisan political action. 

Parish grant requests should include 
the following: 

1. Involvement of congregation in 

2. Amount requested and when 
needed . . . and group or agency that is 
providing matching funds. 

3. Statement of what program is, 
what its purpose is, whom will it bene- 
fit and measurable results expected. 

4. Whether a new program or an 
existing program. 

5. Name of group or agency which 
has responsibility for the planning pro- 
gram and for administration of the pro- 

6. Number of persons involved ad- 
ministratively and their responsibilities. 
Number of volunteers and how many 

7. Number of persons program will 
serve directly and/or indirectly. 

8. Duration of program and/plans, if 
any, for continuing the program after 
the initial funding. 

9. Plan to evaluate program. 

10. Willingness to share findings and 
results with others — through The 
Churchman, etc. 

1 1 . Copy of the budget for the pro- 

12. Copy of the budget for the 

13. Three references in the com- 
munity that might be contacted in re- 
gard to program. 

Applications may be addressed to: 
Mrs. W. Clary Holt, Chairman Parish 
Grant Committee, 509 Country Club 
Drive, Burlington, N. C. 27215 

The next meeting of the Parish 
Grant Committee is scheduled Thurs- 
day, December 12, 1974. 

Here are comments on the various 
grants made to date. 


"We believe Tree House has suc- 
ceeded according to our expectations — 
its continued existence is evidence. . . . 
(Continued on page 12) 


The Churchman 

Summary Of Parish Grants Made To Date 








Tree House 

Chapel of 
the Cross 
Chapel Hill 



July 10 



In fiiles 

Robert F. 
Mayer Park 

St. Andrew's 



July 10 


Dec. 1973 

Center for 
Hearing Im- 
paired children 

St. Stephen's 

Hearing Im- 


July 10 


Dec. 1973 


Rocky Mount 

leged children 


Aug. 28 


No evaluation 

Lee Adams 
Drug Action 

St. Mark's 

Teens with 
drug problems 


Sept. 22 


March, 1974 

Day Care 


Children of 




Sept. 22 


March, 1973 


St. Ambrose 



Jan. 16 


In files 

Child Dev. 
Center for 

St. Cyprian's 



May 17 


Sept, 1974 

Towers Gar- 
dening project 

St. Mark's 



June 29 


No evaluation 

to learning 


with learning 


May 16 


No evaluation 

In Home 

St. Anne's 

Children & 


May 16 


No evaluation 

Meals On 

Christ Church 

Elderly & 


May 16 


No evaluation 

Group Home 
for retarded 

cnrist Cnurcn- 

children ' 

May 10 


No evaluation 

Happy Time 
Music Project 

Holy Comforter 



May 16 


No evaluation 

The trustees of the Diocese made available these funds from the sale of property and from liquidated trusts. The 
Diocesan council appropriated $25,000 of this for the Parish Grant Program. It then authorized its Parish Grant Com- 
mittee to award grants under their approved guidelines. The Convention designated that a further $45,000 be added to 
the fund with the reservation that the Council approve recommendations from the Committee expenditures. 

Funded to Date $39,243.00 Council $16,500 

Convention 22,743 

Balance on Hand $34,042.97 - Council $10,076.68 

Convention 23,966.29 

NOTE: The availability of trust fund money to start the Parish Grant Program was a unique opportunity, the 
Parish Grant Committee emphasizes. If the program is continued new sources will be needed. 

November 1974 


Comment Summary 

(Continued from page 6) 

conference at Durham. Jesus is alive in North Carolina and saving, baptizing 
with the Holy Spirit, healing and delivering Episcopalians. Praise God. 

• I would like to see a regular feature covering our fundamental beliefs 
and our church's position on various issues. This feature or column could be 
both instructive and informative. 

• Please try some different layout approaches— anything — either very "folksy" 
or "ultra sophisticated" would be an improvement on the "middle of the road," 
dull format now being used. 

• Less depth in articles to provide space for more items in brief. 

• More news about local parishes, their problems, and solutions to the prob- 

• I would enjoy a bit more national church news in addition to the state 

• More parish news and diocesan news; more about what our Bishop is doing 
for our diocese. 

• Most interesting is the new type programs going on in other churches. 
Wish there would be more reports of this nature. Get ideas for programs for 
our church. 

• Too many "puff" articles. How about in depth stories on specific church 
programs: aged, poor, race relations, handicapped, etc. 

Parish Grants 

(Continued from page 10) 

Tree House succeeded in drawing this 
congregation more intimately into the 
work of ministry towards troubled 
young people." — the Rev. Peter Lee 


"If we had to do it over and knew 
it would turn out this way, we would 
not hesitate to provide the seed money, 
but I think we'd try to get it started 
with less time spent talking and more 

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spent doing." — The Rev. Carl Her- 


"That this program has been fulfill- 
ing a real need ... .is indicated by the 
fact that this need was recognized by 
our North Carolina State Legislature in 
. . . appropriating monies to start such 
schools in areas where these opportuni- 
ties do not exist." — Carl Peterson 


"The Church has felt proud that it 
could help some under-achievers . . . 
eager to learn . . . and we would like 
to tell others to try it." — Ms. Vida 


"The majority of the clergymen felt 
their contact with Lee Adams helped 
them counsel parents and stay in touch 
with the problems involved in drug 
abuse." — Ms. Phyllis Johnson 


"Many local Episcopalians have sup- 
ported us from the very inception of 
our program and are continuing efforts 
to involve the entire community in this 
project." — Tom Fan joy 


"Members and friends of St. Cyp- 
rian's are most grateful for all the 
moral and financial support given to 
bring the idea to reality ... to help 
provide a valuable ministry to the com- 
munity." — The Rev. Harrison 

8. Y.O.U.T.H. INC. 

"We are able to report on the present 
circumstances of 10 of the initial 12 
persons participating in the program 
. . . their situation is directly related to 
their participation — 7 employed in 
sales (1 -Hudson Belk, 3-Kings, 
2-K-Mart), 1 finished freshman year at 
St. Augustine's college, 2 finished high 
school and are attending N.C. Central 
University at Durham." — the Rev. 
Arthur Calloway 


"As the residents gain experience, 
they can take over the leadership and 
training functions initially provided by 
volunteers, so the project can continue 
indefinitely." — ^Ms. Ellie Ide 


"Our congregation consists of 20 
families. Therefore the 6 persons in- 

The Churchman 

SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS— Here are four of the leaders involved in the 
recent successful Episcopal Churchwomen's Seminar held early this fall at the 
Quail Roost Conference near Durham. Shown is the committee which was re- 
sponsible for arranging the three-day event which included participation by 
70 women of the Diocese . . . including 35 were overnight guests at the Center. 
From left are Mrs. Eric G. Flannagan, Jr., ECW president, Mrs. M. L. Finch, 
Mrs. Charles A. McLendon and Mrs. J. Haywood Evans. 

volved administratively and the 4 mem- 
bers who are teachers or community 
volunteers planning to attend the 
course amount to a large percentage of 
our congregation." — Ms. Margaret 



"So many of the children involved 
would be totally unable to survive pub- 
lic schools without this beginning." — 
THE Rev. King Cole 


"The original grant of $3,000 has 
already produced an additional $9,000 
in matching local and federal funds 
and the current goal is to provide over 
300 meals a day." — the Rev. Dan 


"You will be glad to hear that the 
Group Home is almost completed and 
expects to receive handicapped resi- 
dents in thfc very near future. At that 
time several people can return to their 
home town from O'Berry." — the Rev. 
Philip Byrum 


"We have a constant stream of peo- 

ple coming in from the University at 
Chapel Hill, among other places, to ob- 
serve this program ... we feel the bene- 
ficial impact could spread even farther 
throughout the State." — the Rev. Rod 

Readers Write 

(Continued from page 2) 

voted on at the fall meeting of the 
Churchwomen. One half of the pro- 
ceeds are to be donated to projects 
within Winston-Salem, half within the 
diocese and half outside the diocese. 
We are excited this year about support- 
ing Bishop Longid in the Phillipines, 
Granville County Child Development 
in Oxford, as well as the Crisis Control 
Ministry in Winston-Salem. 

This year promises to have booths 
overflowing with hand-made arts and 
crafts, Christmas ornaments, healthy 
green plants and a large selection of 
home-made "goodies" topped off by 
our luscious luncheon. 

This is a marvelous group of women 
offering what they have by way of time 
and talent to help spread Christ's work 
here and abroad. 

Mrs. Charles J. Hamlin 

Editor, The Churchman 

About a year ago there was a request 
that old Christmas cards be sent to a 
missionary in Japan. I thought I had 
very carefully saved his name and ad- 
dress. Either I am mistaken or 1 put it 
up so carefully even I cannot find it. 

If someone has this information 
readily available, I would appreciate 
them sending it to me. 

Mrs. Warren H. Linde 
Editor's Note: What about it 

readers? Can someone send this 

address to Mrs. Linde at 2626 

Hampton Avenue, 28207? 


(Continued from page 9) 
rector, Holy Comforter, Burlington: 
"The Church reveals to the world the 
mystery of its Lord in patience and 
love, yet I don't think Jesus was always 
patient. I think, therefore, that it is un- 
derstandable when those who seek to 
follow him aren't patient at times. 
You've read about the ordination of 1 1 
women deacons to the priesthood of 
our Church. The action was, indeed, 
contrary at this time to the Constitu- 
tions and Canons of the Church and 
our Bishop has stated that "no person 
ordained under these circumstances 
will be granted a license to perform 
any ministerial function within this 
jurisdiction." I sympathize with the 
need to maintain good order and disci- 
pline in the Church. I also remember 
when Jesus disrupted the order of a 
system he saw as unjust by turning the 
tables on the money changers. The 
women just ordained knew that what 
they were doing was irregular, but felt 
it to be in keeping with God's will. Now 
they will pay some price for their belief 
and action. I hope that in what ensues, 
the Church will reveal to the world the 
mystery of its Lord in loving and just 
response to the persons and issues in- 

In a different vein, the Rev. James 
Kenyon, Christ the King Center, and 
St. Michael's parish, Charlotte, in a ser- 
mon there opposed the ordination of 
women: "As Jesus discriminated in 
choosing bread and wine (as symbols 
for the Eucharist) and not lamb and 
cider, and water (for Baptism) and not 
mud or precious jewels, so he discrimi- 
nated in choosing men and not women 
for the apostolic function of his ordered 
priesthood. . . . We can say that a man 
is no more righteous than a woman. 

November 1974 


Nevertheless, in the mysterious sym- 
bolism understood by God He and not 
She is a resemblance of Christ and 
his priesthood before a congregation, 
seemed right and therefore good; hence 
the use of priestesses is inappropriate 
in approximating the purpose of 
Christ's priesthood, and it is morally 
bad because priestesses are not right 
for the role. . . . Jesus Christ has com- 
manded certain men to do special 
things in His Name: to represent him 
before the people, to face the people 
with His offering of himself to them. 
The specially ordained priest, presid- 
ing at the Eucharist ... is a man, 
an alter-Christus (another Christ), in 
the divine plan for creation in which 
the Christ was a man. . . . The manhood 
of the priest, and not just his humanity. 

is as symbolic as the bread and wine. 
. . . The priest's sex is as much a 
symbol of his priesthood as is his 

To Maryland — The Rev. ]. E. C. 
Harris, rector of St. Luke's, Durham, 
goes to Baltimore, Md., in September 
for his residency in supervisory training 
of Clinical Pastoral Education, Spring 
Grove State Hospital. 

In Burlington — The Rev. David H. 
Wright, who was ordained to the 
Diaconate at Church of the Good 
Shepherd, Raleigh, on June 22, will 
serve as part-time, non-stipendiary at 
Church of the Holy Comforter, Bur- 
lington. From the bulletin of that 
church we have this report. "David, 
former senior warden at St. Timothy's, 

Winston-Salem and nine years a lay 
reader, began reading for Holy Orders 
in February 1970. He is a native of 
N. Caldwell, N. J., and a supervisor 
and an associate member of the tech- 
nical staff of Bell Telephone Labora- 
tories, Guilford Center, Greensboro. 
His service spans 33 years, the last 13 
in Greensboro. He resides with his wife 
Marie and 15 year old son Larry in 
Greensboro. They have two married 
children. He is employed full time, and 
his duties at Holy Comforter will be 
confined to Sundays and one evening 
per week and will include one Sunday 
service per month, an Adult Bible 
study, visitation, counseling and a va- 
riety of special church services." The 
Rev. Roderick Reinecke is rector of 
Holy Comforter. 

At Durham and Greensboro: 

Christian Studies Course 

A concurrent, two-city Diocesan 
School of Christian Studies is being 
undertaken this fall in an effort to ex- 
plore the meaning of being a Christian 
in today's world. 

The Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, 
bishop of the Diocese terms the six- 
week program which began October 23 
a "contemporary venture in education 
. . . that . . . can be helpful to both 
laity and clergy." 

The program is being offered on six 
consecutive Wednesday nights at St. 
Phillip's Church in Durham and at All 
Saints' Church in Greensboro. Two sets 
of speakers will staff the series. The 
subjects being covered and the teachers 
are as follows : 

"An Introduction To The Old And 
New Testaments," Dr. Charles Talbert 
of the Department of Religion at Wake 
Forest University (Greensboro speak- 
er) and Dr. Bernard Boyd, professor 
of Biblical literature at UNC-Chapel 

Hill; (Durham speaker) 

"Christianity And Contemporary 
Culture," Dr. Benjamin Ladner of the 
Religious Studies Department at UNC- 
Greensboro (Greensboro speaker) and 
Dr. Rollin Lasseter of the English 
faculty at N. C. State University (Dur- 
ham speaker) ; 

"Developing A Christian Lifestyle; 
Prayer And Action," the Rev. S. F. 
James Abbott, Episcopal chaplain at 
UNC-Greensboro (Greensboro speak- 
er) and the Rev. Williams Wells, Epis- 
copal chaplain at N. C. State University 
(Durham speaker). 

Bishop Fraser said this about the 
school which has as its theme, "Toward 
A Renewed Perspective On Life"; 

"In traveling around the diocese, I 
find that there is a real thirst for a sub- 
stantive study of our heritage and for 
what it means to be a Christian today. 
We are fortunate in North Carolina 
in that we are rich in persons who can 


offer opportunities in a school setting 
to augment our regular parish teaching 
programs," the Bishop states. 

"My concern is that the Diocesan 
School of Christian Studies be both 
academically solid and that it be per- 
sonally involving and significant. We 
are grafteful to the Reverend James 
Abbott, Episcopal Chaplain at UNC- 
Greensboro, the Reverend William 
Wells, Episcopal Chaplain at N. C. 
State University in Raleigh, and to 
others on the committee who shared in 
the conception of this school. I also 
want to express our appreciation to 
those who have consented to serve as 
faculty and to All Saints' Parish in 
Sedgefield and St. Philip's Parish in 
Durham," Bishop Fraser concluded. 

Registration fee for the series is $10 
per person or $15 per married couple. 
Registration forms may be obtained 
from local rectors or from Diocesan 
House at Raleigh. 

St. Paul's, Monroe, Is 100 Years Old 

MONROE — On Sunday, Novem- 
ber 10, St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
here will celebrate its 100th anniver- 
sary with a visit from the Rt. Rev. 
Thomas A. Fraser, bishop of the Di- 
ocese of North Carolina. Plans for the 
day include a morning service, an his- 
torical program, a buffet luncheon and 
christening and confirmation services. 

The history of St. Paul's begins on 
November 14, 1847 in the parlor of 
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. DeRosset. J. A. 
Deal of Calvary Church in Wadesboro 
was the organizing minister. There 
were 1^ present for this first service. 

The early services were held for a 
while in the Presbyterian Church, then 
in the courthouse. The congregation 

then fixed up a hall on the second 
floor of a store building. St. Paul's 
was admitted to the Diocese as a parish 
church in 1875. 

Ten years later, the congregation 
bought the lot which is the site of the 
present church. On the lot was Tem- 
perance Hall, a wooden structure used 
as a school. This building was con- 


Tha ChurckiMM 

Colonial Church Has Another Birfhday 

October 'St. John's Month' In Diocese 

St. John's Committee 

WILLIAMSBORO — The second 
Sunday in October is the traditional 
date for the annual St. John's Day 
Celebration at the historic colonial 
church in Williamsboro, N. C, built 
in 1757. 

This year friends of St. John's 
Church gather at noon on Sunday, Oc- 
tober 13 for the worship service, fol- 
lowed by a picnic on the grounds. 

The Rev. Peter Lee, rector of the 
Chapel of The Cross, Chapel Hill, de- 
livered the address. A graduate of 
Washington and Lee and the Virginia 
Theological Seminary. 

Also on the program was a special 
recognition for some of those who have 

verted to a church. The brick church 
which is used today was built in 1911. 
In 1924, the parish hall and kitchen 
were added. The Sunday school rooms 
and guild room were added in 1957. 

The rectory was next to the church 
from 1893 until 1965. Now that lot is 
the site of a memorial garden where 
receptions and other church functions 
are often held. The new rectory, bought 
in 1965, is in a residential area of 

St. Paul's was a mission church from 

. . . St. Paul's Rector 

1885 until 1941 when Rev. Frederick 
Blount Drane led the- congregation 
back to the status of parish church. 

Today St. Paul's has 75 to 100 fam- 
ilies and 250 communicants. It is the 
only Episcopal church in Union 
County. The Rev. Preston Huntley is 
the rector. 

As part of the centennial celebration, 
Mrs. R. E. Heath Jr. has written a his- 
tory of the church entitled "St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church, Monroe, N. C. 
1874-1974." The book will be for sale 
by the centennial date. 

VICE . . . Given By Former Governor, 
U. S. Senator 

had an outstanding part in the St. 
John's restoration and preservation. 

Of special interest was a display of 
the antique communion service which 
was presented to the church by James 
Turner, member of the parish, gover- 
nor of North Carolina from 1802 to 
1805 and a U. S. senator from 1805 
to 1816. 

St. John's is the oldest frame church 
in North Carolina. It was built in 1757 
as one of the eariiest mission churches 
served by the Society for the Propoga- 
tion of the Gospel of the Anglican 

As a notable example of early church 
architecture, it is recognized by the 
North Carolina Department of Ar- 
chives and History and the United 
States Department of the Interior with 
listing in the National Register of His- 
toric Places. 

On October 16, 1825, it was conse- 
crated as a house of worship in the re- 
cently formed Episcopal Church by 
Bishop Ravenscroft, first Bishop of 
North Carolina. This is the date which 
is commemorated with the annual St. 
John's Day. 

St. John's is one of the few remain- 
ing structures in the once proud and 
important community of Williamsboro. 
Historians take pleasure in pointing out 
a number of other notable buildings in 
the area which include "Ashland" and 

After a period of decline, a move- 
ment was begun in 1947 to restore the 
church to the era of its colonial origin. 

Since that time the historic church 
has been preserved and promoted by 
the St. John's Committee of the Dio- 
cese. Current members of this commit- 
tee, headed by the Rev. Harrison T. 
Simons of St. Stephen's Church, Ox- 
ford, are Miss Sarah Boyd of Hender- 
son, Charles Brewer of Oxford, David 
Evans of Henderson, Henry P. Hall 
of Oxford, Bennett H. Perry Jr. of 
Henderson, Henry W. Lewis of Chapel 
Hill, Miss Anne Wortham of Ahoskie, 
J. Richard Wortham and Mrs. A. A. 
Zollicoffer Jr. of Henderson. 

St. John's has enjoyed increased at- 
tention from visitors this summer. The 
committee hosts visiting hours each 
Sunday afternoon from 1:30 until 5 
p.m., June through October with Ves- 
pers each fourth Sunday at 5 p.m. 
through September. 

The church is located seven miles 
north of 1-85 at Henderson on N. C. 

'ABC Sale Nets $6,000 

CHAPEL HILL — A net profit of over $6,000 was realized at the ABC 
Sale — that stands for Attic, Basement, and Cupboard — held on April 27 in 
Chapel Hill by the Episcopal Churchwomen of the Chapel of the Cross. 

This is the largest amount yet earned by the sale, which is an annual event 
at the Chapel of the Cross. Last year's sale earned $4,000. 

Mrs. David Yeowell served as general chairman of the sale. 

Profits will be divided four ways, with $1,500 going to each cause. Two of 
the beneficiaries are inside the community, and two are outside the com- 
munity. The two local recipients are the Child Care Center at the Chapel 
of the Cross, which cares for children from infancy up to four years old, 
and the Homekeepers Program sponsored by the Council on Aging. 

The two beneficiaries outside the community are Suruban Partners of 
Orange and Durham Counties, and the Rev. Edward G. Longid, bishop of 
the Philippines. 

November 1974 



pD episcopal home 
W f OR the AQeinq 

Penick Home completes new buildings 

Construction on the new E Wing 
extension and two apartment build- 
ings at the Penick Home, Southern 
Pines, is being completed and prepa- 
rations are underway to move new 
residents into the rooms and apart- 
ments during October. 

The completed construction pro- 
gram makes it possible to add 20 
members to the Home's family of 
retired persons. 

The E Wing extension will pro- 
vide 14 private rooms with especially 
designed showers, for the active aged. 
Each room will be equipped with in- 
dividual controls for electric heat and 
air conditioning, emergency power, 
and emergency call system. In addi- 
tion to the rooms, the extension will 
have a solarium and a central storage 

The apartments are a new concept- 
for the Home and were planned to 
provide an environment as much like 
a home as possible. The apartments, 
as self-contained units, will offer 
more independent living for residents 
but will still provide the services all 
residents receive, including maid and 
linen service, 24 hour emergency call 
system, free local transportation, all 

Floor plan for new duplex apartments. 

recreational and creative living pro 
grams, and food services. 

All apartment residents will be re- 
quired to have the main meal of the 
day in the Home's dining room but 
have the option of breakfast and din- 
ner in their own apartment. 

The new apartments are duplex 
units which contain two independent 
living quarters. Each unit has a large 
living room, kitchen, one and a half 
baths, two bedrooms and two porch 

Contractors for the projects were 
W. L. Jewel and Son of Sanford and 
the architect was Louis Asbury of 

E Wing extension increases capa- 
city of the home to 64 beds for the 
active aged. The skilled nursing unit 
remains a 21-bed operation. Further 
apartments will be built as needed 
for residents making application for 
that kind of housing. 

Two apartment 
buildings occupied 

Residents who will occupy the new 
apartment building at Penick Home, 
now being finished and decorated, 

Mrs. Lois E. Douglass 

Princeton, New Jersey 

Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Loucks 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Ormond 

Akron, Ohio 

Mrs. Virginia Griswold 

Greensboro, North Carolina 

Architect's drawing for exterior of new 
two-bedroom units. 

14 move 

into new rooms 

New residents moving into 14 pri- 
vate rooms in the new E. Wing ex- 
tension being opened at Penick Home 

Miss Sarah Hall 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
Mrs. Ruth Craine 
Princeton, New Jersey 
Miss Irene Peirson 
Raleigh, North Carolina 
Miss Dorothy Price 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
Miss Claire Lucas 
Goldsboro, North Carolina 
Mrs. Mary Nufer 
Goldsboro, North Carolina 
Mrs. Helen Broe 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
Mrs. Mary Sisson 
Reidsville, North Carolina 
Mrs. Rachel Flack 
Durham, North Carolina 
Miss Margaret Alexander 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
Miss Helen Parker 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
Miss Maude Anderson 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
Miss Ruby Lanier 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
Mrs. Blanche Walker 
Asheboro, North Carolina 

_Duke Cffapel 
Hpsts Annual 
Acolytes' bay 

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Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 

Editor and Chairman, 
Division of Information 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve, The 
Ven. Robert N. Davis, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 64 

December, 1974 

No. 9 

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N. C, 27609. 

Our Readers Write 

Editor, The Churchman: 

In the November issue of The Churchman whoever stuck the address label on 
my copy seemed to bandage the head of the priest on the cover, thereby showing 
his head in a bad fix. 

Please advise the "sticker-upper" not to put the address label on the head of so 
prominent a person but to paste it elsewhere instead. 

I read and re-read The Churchman from "kiver to kiver," over and over, and 
can't stand to see the priests' heads so desecrated. I love The Churchman and 
look forward to its arrival. Here's wishing you many years of success. 

Mrs. Mercer Keen Murphey 
Rocky Mount 

Editor, The Churchman: 

Many thanks for the contribution of the Diocese of North Carolina toward 
the Presiding Bishop's Fund for Nicaragua. This is indeed good information to 
have and we are extremely grateful for this very generous contribution since 
January of 1973. 

We are now in the process of beginning the re-construction of the church 
building that is used by our Spanish-speaking congregation in connection with 
our Diocesan Center. This was the most serious material damage that the Diocese 
suffered in the earthquake and it has not been possible to begin repairs before 
this because of the difficulties in getting approval for reconstruction from the 
city. We will thus be calling on funds that are still available for Nicaragua 
in the Presiding Bishop's Fund at 8 15 for this purpose very soon. 

While our building was insured against earthquake, the insurance was not 
nearly adequate to cover the cost of rebuilding, especially with construction 
costs so hi^. We will also be seeking to construct our St. Luke's Center which 
serves medical needs as well as alcoholic and drug addiction problems and whose 
program, at least the medical part, has been in our Diocesan Center since their 
building was destroyed following the earthquake. That board is also hoping to 
build very shortly and the P.B.'s fund should be of great help to us. 

Finally, in expressing our deep appreciation I should mention the generous 
contribution which the women of the church have made towards our help in 
Nicaragua as well as additional help that has been contributed by various 
congregations for our program in El Salvador. ^ ^^^^^^ Haynsworth 

Bishop of Nicaragua 

Editor, The Churchman: 

Christ Church in Charlotte has something exciting — "Christ Church Cooks" 
published by the Episcopal Churchwomen. It is filled with good recipes, but, as 
cooking is only one part of the busy life of today's women, it is also filled 
with other "specials" — blessings, prayers, drawings — to add a new dimension 
to one's life. 

The cost of the book is $5.00 (add 20 cents if you live in North Carolina), 
plus 50 cents for mailing. Lovely gift wrapping is available in brown or green. 

Mrs. John Stedman 
Christ Church 

Editor, The Churchman: 

On October 9, in the Cathedral Church of Saint Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, the 
Episcopal Church brought together a coalition of people united in prayer, evange- 

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. . . Festival Beginning . . . Bishop Fraser, Youngster in Box Lunch Line 

r 1974 

475 Families Worship Here 

Parish Porfraif: 

Christ Church, Charlotte 

In July, 1943, 85 Charlotte Episco- 
palians petitioned The Rt. Rev. Ed- 
win A. Penick, bishop of North Caro- 
lina, asking him to oversee the organi- 
zation of a mission in Charlotte's East- 
over-Myers Park area. This was the re- 
sult of Bishop Penick's work with the 
rectors of the existing Episcopal 
churches and with concerned laymen 
of the area. The outcome of the petition 
and the work was the establishment of 

Christ Church Mission in two store 
fronts (with a drug store separating 
them) on Providence Road, as of July 
25th, 1943. 

With the calling of The Rev. 
M. George Henry (now Bishop of 
Western North Carolina) as priest-in- 
charge, growth began — and it still 
continues. Moving from the store fronts 
to a quonset hut to the present church 
building and parish hall, Christ Church 

has grown from the original number of 
around 200 to the present 475 families 
and 1662-plus members in good stand- 
ing (1973 figures). 

The present rector, the Rev. 
Frank H. Vest, Jr., came to Christ 
Church in August, 1973, from Christ 
Church, Roanoke, Virginia. This sum- 
mer he was joined by two associate rec- 
tors, the Rev. John M. Smith, former- 
ly chaplain at the Episcopal High 
School, Alexandria, Virginia, and the 
Rev. Nicholson B. White, formerly 
associate rector of St. Francis-in-the- 
Fields, Harrods Creek, Kentucky. 
These men have joined the strong exist- 
ing staff, which now totals 19 full and 
part-time workers, plus four church 
school consultants. 

It is in the areas of education, out- 
reach, and lay ministry that this staff is 
concentrating a great deal of its time 
and energy. 

In Christian Education, much of 
Christ Church's emphasis is on its Sun- 
day morning program. Attendance 
averages around 300 children and 
young people and 250 adults, with 55 
teachers. These teachers work with 
professional consultants to develop 
curricula that match the interests and 

. . . Mr. White, Mr. Smith, Bishop Henry and Mr. Vest, Current Rector 


The Churchman 

needs of their various age groups. 

In the area of adult education, the 
program offers several types of learn- 
ing situations. On Sunday mornings, 
there are three such offerings. One is a 
Bible study class lead by Dr. and Mrs. 
Raymond Hoxeng. Another is a lec- 
ture-discussion group which deals with 
various current issues and lively topics. 
This 1974-75 year has opened with a 
six-week introduction to the language 
and approach of Transactional Analy- 
sis, conducted by Ed Hoffman, a Char- 
lotte professional in the area of TA. 
Then this forum will move into an ex- 
amination of areas such as capital 
punishment, abortion, and other topics, 
relating each to an understanding of the 
ethical and moral demands of the Gos- 

The largest group of adults (150 
to 175 on most Sundays) meets with 
one of the clergymen, who take turns 
at this. The offerings here range from 
Bible study to trends in liturgies to 
series on topics such as "The Father- 
hood of God." 

The program for young people is 
complemented by two active EYC 
groups which meet Sunday evenings. 
The purpose of these groups is to 
offer a source of fellowship and recrea- 
tion, and to make actual the possibili- 
ties of finding smaller groups with 
which to identify within a large parish. 

Beginning in October, the three 
clergymen launched a mid-week eve- 
ning Lay School of Theology, designed 
to present a systematic study of the 

Christian Scriptures, history, and faith. 
Other offerings for the year will be a 
TA workshop weekend, St. Louis Edu- 
cational Center courses, and retreats 
for various groups. 

Th'e point of this sketchy list is to 
indicate the extent of Christ Church's 
commitment to the continuing educa- 
tion of all its people — education which, 
hopefully, meets many of the needs of 
people as they confront the demands 
of living in the 1970's. 

Two other significant needs of Chris- 
tians confronting their world are for 
outreach and for the involvement of the 
laity in the whole ministry of the 
Church. Christ Church's main instru- 
ment for such outreach is its Service 
Committee, chaired by Mrs. M. Lee 
Heath. This committee, which is com- 
posed of lay persons and The Rev. Mr. 
Smith, has a budget of its own ($17,- 

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200.00 in 1974) from which it makes 
disbursements to various organizations 
and groups. This is done only after 
the committee has explored and visited 
the group being helped. In other words, 
the nature of their responsibility makes 
it necessary that the members of the 
Service Committee be involved in ways 
other than simply authorizing support. 

A third major area of emphasis is 
that of lay involvement in all areas of 
Christ Church's ministry. Large groups 
of lay-readers, acolytes, altar guild 
members ai'd ushers assist each Sun- 
day, serving as ministers in all these 
functions. An active newcomer com- 
mittee helps tend to a considerable 
number of visitors and newcomers. 
And every one of the following areas 
is the responsibility of at least several 
lay people: Adult Education, Junior 
and Senior EYC, acolytes, an active 
and involved set of study guilds, the 
library, the bookstore, the Church 
School, Christian Education in general, 
the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, shut- 
ins and aging, the Every Member Can- 
vass, the E.C.W., the Thompson 
Home, the Liturgical Committee, and a 
jail ministry. The responsibility of the 
committees in all of these areas is not 
symbolic — the members do the work; 
they oversee Christ Church's ministry 
in these and other directions. The three 
clergymen assist in each area, but the 
bulk of the responsibility for each com- 
mittee's effectiveness lies with the lay 
people who have chosen this way to ex- 
press their sense of stewardship and to 
exercise their ministry. 

The whole program is overseen by 
the Vestry, which includes: John J. 
Hanes, senior warden; Carroll F. Tom- 
linson, junior warden; Louis V. Sutton, 
Jr., secretary; Herman B. McManaway, 
treasurer; Kenneth R. Smith, Jr., assis- 
tant treasurer; R. Thomas Hasty, Jr., 
assistant junior warden; Theodore G. 
Hartsock, Jr., Christian education liai- 
son; Faison G. Kuester, worship liai- 
son; John G. Thomas, chairman of the 
1975 Every Member Canvass; Dr. W. 
Blair Bryan; E. H. Hardison, service 
liaison and a member of the Diocesan 
Council; and Claude A. Plumlee, Jr., 
parish services liaison. 

These men are assisted by an Advi- 
sory Vestry, which meets with the Ves- 
try at its regular meetings with voice 
but no vote. Members of this group 
are James Y. Preston, Mrs. M. Lee 
Heath, Mrs. Theodore Shonts, Ham 
Wade, and Peter Thomas, who repre- 
sents the young people of the parish. 

December 1974 


Parish Grant Project Gets Underway In Raleigh: 

Meals-On- Wheels For Senior Citizens 

Meals Prepared at Wake Memorial Hospital 
(Photos by Margaret Darst Smith) 

RALEIGH — Members of five 
Raleigh Episcopal Churches are getting 
to know their community better as their 
eyes are opened to the needs of older 


They say they thought that delivering 
meals to shut-ins would be a chore. 
Now they find it a pleasure, one that 

, Teams Deliver Meals, Return Trays 

meets their own needs to be helpful 
while sharing in a network of concern 
for others that reaches across racial and 
economic distinctions. 

"You start out thinking you are just 
carrying a hot meal to someone," com- 
mented one volunteer. "In no time you 
realize you may be the only person your 
recipient has met that day. You sud- 
denly see the scope of a much larger 

Among the 500 Raleigh churchmen 
now participating as drivers in Wake 
County's "Meals-On-Wheels" program 
are members of Christ Church, St. Am- 
brose, St. Mark's, The Church of the 
Good Shepherd, and St. Michael's. 

When the program began last Febru- 
ary, the meals could only be delivered 
to self supporting recipients. As the 
community learned of the need for fi- 
nancial support and churches and gar- 
den clubs and individuals donated their 
money, the list of recipients began to 
include those who could not afford to 
pay the total amount. The program was 
greatly boosted by a Diocesan Grant 
for $3,000 earlier this year, made 
through the efforts of Christ Church. 
Now through matching the original 


The Churchman 

. . . Thermal Trays Labeled With Recipient's Name, Diet Needs 

diocesan money with state and federal 
funds totalling $12,000, "Meals-On- 
Wheels" can be delivered to many 
needy residents who are charged ac- 
cording to their ability to pay. 

Hopefully, with the enthusiasm and 
organization now apparent in the pro- 
gram, the United Fund will accept 
"Meals-On-Wheels" as a supported 
part of Raleigh's total service delivery 
program next year, but from its incep- 
tion it has been church related, and 
with volunteers daily discovering the 
joy of participating in this venture. 
Episcopal congregations will continue 
to serve. 

Area churches are also requested to 
support the program financially since 
the United Fund assistance is not going 
to cover the expenses of the operation. 

. . . Flora Seifert of Good Shepherd 

Delivers Tasty Meal 

Margaret Mead Sees 
Women Ordination 

SEWANEE, Tenn. — The ordina- 
tion of women is bound to come, in 
the opinion of noted anthropologist 
Margaret Mead, queried here on that 
controversial topic. 

"But," she declared, "the present 
piece of nonsense is lamentable to the 
Nth degree. It would have been nice 
if they had waited," referring to the 
women whose recent ordination had 
been declared unlawful by the Episco- 
pal Church's ruling body, the House of 
Bishops, but who none the less per- 
formed the priestly function at a 
Eucharist service in New York Sunday. 

Dr. Mead was responding informally 
to questions from an anthropology class 
at the college of the University of the 
South, joined by seniors from its School 
of Theology. She later gave a public 
lecture on changing roles of males and 

Bringing to bear her research on sex 
roles in varying cultures which has oc- 
cupied much of her professional career 
of nearly fifty years, she said women 
active in the current movements for 
recognition fall generally into two 
groups, those who want a return of au- 
tonomy in specifically female concerns 
like child-bearing, and those who want 
what men have, including the priest- 

"In wanting to behave like men they 
are making a number of assumptions," 
she said, "including the assumption that 
men have been doing it just fine." 

She said there are ideas behind the 
resistance to women's ordination that 
everyone is dodging. One is the idea 
that women's reproductivity is "un- 
clean" — long illustrated in the Chris- 
tian church by the practice of "church- 
ing" after childbirth. 

The separation of women and their 
reproductivity from the sacred has been 
shared by half the human race for at 
least 50,000 years. "The other half 
thinks it's good and makes the grass 

Dr. Mead suggested that women 
might look for things to do in the 
church that need doing and for which 
they have a particular bent, like listen- 
ing. "Or they might take peace serious- 


December 1974 


Support Of Friends And Relatives Vital: 

Here're Do's^ Don'ts Of Visiting Sick 

Editor's Note: Following is the 
text of a sermon delivered at St. Mark's, 
Raleigh, by the Rev. Keith Reeve, 
Vicar. It is reproduced in response to 
an Editorial Board objective of bring- 
ing meaningful clergy messages to oai 

Luke 7:1-10 

"When He had finished addressing 
the people, Jesus went to Capernaum. 
A centurion there had a servant whom 
he valued highly; this servant was ill 
and near to death. Hearing about 
Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders with 
the request that he would come and 
save his servant's life. They approached 
Jesus and pressed their petition ear- 
nestly: 'He deserves this favour from 
you,' they said, 'for he is a friend of 
our nation and it is he who built us 
our synagogue.' Jesus went with them; 
but when he was not far from the 
house, the centurion sent friends with 
this message: 'Do not trouble further, 
sir; it is not for me to have you under 
my roof, and that is why I did not 
presume to approach you in person. 
But say the word and my servant will 
be cured. I know, for in my position I 
am myself under orders, with soldiers 
under me. I say to one, "Go," and he 
goes; to another, "Come here," and he 
comes; and to my servant, "Do this," 
and he does it.' When Jesus heard this, 
he admired the man, and turning to the 
crowd that was following him, he said, 
'I tell you, nowhere, even in Israel, 
have I found faith like this.' And the 
messengers returned to the house and 
found the servant in good health." 

It's the busyness of all those mes- 
sengers running back and forth be- 
tween the sick man and Jesus the healer 
that catches my attention. They remind 
me of a modern hospital. The elders 
and the centurion's friends, all get into 
the story through their concern for this 
servant. They are all part of the mir- 

Those of us who visit the sick think 
of ourselves as part of the healing team. 
We know that the attitudes of friends 
and relatives of a sick person are vitally 
important to getting well. 

A large percentage of people who get 
sick are suffering from spiritual and 

emotional problems as well as physical 
ones. In fact, we often develop sickness 
when our view of ourselves or our re- 
lationships with others has been shat- 
tered. The support of friends and rela- 
tives at these times can help us get well 
just as much as surgery and bedrest. 

The centurion's slave in this Gospel 
story, I think, must have been heart- 
ened enough to want to recover by all 
the show of affection he received from 
friends and neighbors. In that sense 
their efforts were as significant as the 
centurion's faith. 

It may be that nobody ever told him 
how much he was loved until he be- 
came desperately sick. That's not un- 
common. I heard the other day about 
an old lady who made a spectacular 
recovery after the "Meals-on-Wheels" 
volunteers began showing her affec- 
tion. Her whole attitude to herself and 
life changed when she discovered that 
people cared about her. 

One current theory suggests that we 
always carry about with us the ex- 
perience of the child who only knows 
his mother's love — stroking the brow, 
fluffing the pillow, hot soup in bed and 
careful listening to every message — 
when he is sick. So when we need 
special attention, our bodies get sick for 
us. At any rate, many of us can say 
from our experience that our emotional 
needs are enormous when we are hurt- 
ing, worried and feeling helpless with 
an illness. 




. Now if you add to those difficulties 
the strange effects that a hospital has 
on you, you begin to understand the 
need for caring beyond the professional 
services of the medical staff. The un- 
familiar environment, the loss of pri- 
vacy and autonomy, the sense of crisis, 
the nearness of death, the smell of 
chemicals, the chnical air of efficiency, 
painful memories, the sounds of other 

patients, all of these factors combine 
to increase the erriotional stress of the 
person admitted to the hospital. The 
understanding reassurance of family 
and friends is essential. 

Unfortunately, because we don't 
think about it very much, we some- 
times do more harm than good by visit- 
ing in the hospital. The presence of 
large numbers of well-meaning visitors 
crowding in and out of the sick room 
can, in fact, delay the healing rate. 
Nurses and doctors frequently note that 
temperatures are up all over the hospi- 
tal after visiting hours. 

Since paid parking was instituted at 
Wake Memorial Hospital two months 
ago, the crowded visiting situation has 
been drastically reduced. A member of 
the hospital staff said the other day, 
"We can get our patients well quicker 
than we used to" — ' which of course 
has not been documented, but it does 
reflect a prevalent professional attitude 
about visitors. 

For a couple of years I have been 
working in the "Chaplain Associate" 
program at Wake Hospital and have 
accumulated some guidelines to share 
with you. If they sound simple and 
obvious, I can only assure you that I 
see these simple and obvious guidelines 
being violated constantly by very well- 
meaning people. 

Here is my "Dos and Don'ts" list: 

Before you go to the hospital, or 
when you get there, check on the pa- 
tient's condition at the desk. If he is 
just recovering from surgery, he needs 
less visiting than in the latter stages 
of convalescence. 

Never go into a room if the door is 
closed without first asking a nurse 
about it. I remember calling on a pa- 
tient once who said he was paying over 
$50.00 a day rent for his small space 
and felt genuinely hostile when anyone 
invaded it. He felt his human rights 
were being violated. Respecting a 
closed door can save embarrassment 
for you and for the patient. 

Even with the door open, common 
courtesy calls for a knock and an in- 
vitation to come in before entering. If 
you see a sign saying NO VISITORS 
or ISOLATION, it is much better just 
to leave a short note with a nurse rather 
than attempting to bend the rules be- 


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cause you are a special case. 

If there is any one rule about visit- 
ii g sick people it's "let the patient take 
the lead." Some patients pretend to be 
asleep when they are hurting badly. 
They want to avoid conversations even 

from very loving visitors. They just 
want to be left alone, and they find 
that the most difficult message in the 
world to communicate. 

The same guideline, "letting the pa- 
tient' take the lead," applies to shaking 


Mrs. D. James Coleman 
800 Macon Place 
Raleigh, N. C. 27609 

Please make reservation for 
$25.00 on arrival. 

me at Worship Retreat. I will pay 



January 14-16 At Terraces: 

Duluth Rector Is Speaker 
For ECW Worship Retreat 

Donald M. Hultstrand, rector of St. 
Paul's Church in Duluth, Minn., is the 
speaker for the January 14-16, 1975 
worship retreat to be presented by the 
Episcopal Churchwomen of the Dio- 
cese here at the Terraces. 

The reservation form appearing on 
this page may be used in signing up 
for the gathering. The retreat begins 


with supper on January 14 and ends 
with lunch on January 16. The registra- 
tion fee is $25.00. Reservations should 
be in the hands of Mrs. D. James Cole- 
man by January 6. 

A native of Parkers Prairie, Minne- 
sota, Mr. Hultstrand served in the Navy 
during World War II. He was graduat- 
ed from Macalester College, B.A., 
Summa cum Laude and then was 
graduated from Bexley Hall, M.Div., 

Summa cum Laude. 

Mr. Hultstrand has served as: rector, 
St. John's by the Lake, Worthington, 
Minnesota; rector. Grade Memorial 
Church, Wabasha, Minnesota; on the 
staff, Breck School, Minneapolis, Min- 
nesota; rector, St. Mark's Church, Can- 
ton, Ohio; associate rector, St. An- 
drew's, Kansas City, Mo. 

He has been a member of the Stand- 
ing Committee and Board of Examin- 
ing Chaplain, Diocese of Minnesota. 
He is past honorary canon of Trinity 
Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio and past 
dean of the Episcopal Summer Confer- 
ence, Carleton College. He has been a 
member of General Assembly of Min- 
nesota Council of Churches and has 
served the Duluth boards of fish, young 
life, ministry to seamen and Council 
of,Churches. He is also a Rotarian. 

Mr. Hultstrand is the author of the 
book. And God Shall Wipe Away All 
Tears. He has also published numer- 
ous articles in church periodicals. 

He and Mrs. Hultstrand are the 
parents of a daughter, Katherine, who 
holds a Masters Degree from New 
England Conservatory and a son, 
Charles, who is a graduate of Princeton 
University and currently a graduate stu- 
dent at Rice University. 

hands, for example. If the sick person 
extends a hand, take it, but hold it 
very gently. You can seriously hurt a 
post-operative patient with gladsome 
squeezing and pumping. 

What I said about the sanctity of the 
sick room is even more important to 
know about the bed. It is the patient's 
preserve — his territory — his place. You 
don't sit on it or put things on it. You 
honor it and you honor the patient by 
letting him have full control over it. 

Which brings me to the next sugges- 
tion. When you go into a hospital 
room, notice the position of the pa- 
tient's head and his line of vision, and 
then situate yourself accordingly. In 
other words, don't make him turn his 
head to talk to you just because that's 
where the chair is located. It is better 
to stand if the patient is lying in a flat 
position. Often the height of the hospi- 
tal bed is such that it makes things very 
difficult for a person lying on it to see 
a visitor sitting in a low, easy chair. 

And never whisper. Fear is gen- 
erated in sick people by what they 
think is being whispered about their 
condition by friends and family. Don't 
assume that because someone's eyes 
are closed he cannot hear. Even some- 
one in a coma can sometimes hear 
whispered conversations in the room. 

The basic attitude of the most help- 
ful visitor is one^ of calm, unhurried 
relaxation. Smoking nervously and jin- 
gling coins in your pocket while con- 
stantly looking out of the window or 
at a watch, might communicate your 
own anxiety so that you would have 
done better to have stayed home. 

Letting the patient know you are up- 
set by a bad smell, his appearance, or 
the tubes going in and out of him can 
also be damaging to the healing pro- 
cess. Sick people need assurance, not 
disgust — supportive love, not pity. A 
patient certainly doesn't need to know 
about other people's problems. He 
doesn't need to know that you had the 
same operation, or that an aunt died 
from it, or that someone else is worse 
off than he is. Sufficient unto the day 
is the evil thereof. His own pains are 
sufficient for him to handle for the time 

Recently I helped work up a set of 
ethics for clergymen who do hospital 
visitation in Raleigh. One of the points 
we tried to make was that the doctors 
are the ones to make diagnoses, not 
ministers or friends. It is much more 
helpful to support the patient's faith in 
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December 1974 


Tar Heel PARISHscene 

SERVICE PARTICIPANTS — Participating in special recognition at the an- 
nual St. John's Day service at the colonial church in Williamsboro were, left to 
right, Henry Lewis of Chapel Hill, J. Richard Wortham of Henderson and John 
William Beck and the Rev. Harrison Simons of Oxford. Lewis presented plaques 
of appreciation to Wortham and Beck for their efforts in the restoration and 
preservation, comparing them to the "sturdy corner posts" of the historic house 
of worship, built in 1757. 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Mrs. Price — Mrs. Betsey Ford Price, 
wife of the rector of St. Mary's, High 
Point, the Rev. William P. Price, died 
in mid-September. She was buried in 
the churchyard. Many Churchwortien 
in the Diocese got to know and love 
Mrs. Price during the years she served 
as their Christian Social Relations 

Mother Dies — Mrs. Vera Cole 
Campbell, mother of the Rev. John R. 
Campbell, rector of St. Timothy's, 
Winston-Salem, died in Virginia late in 
October, after a long period of declin- 
ing health. 

New Chaplain — A new Episcopal 
chaplain for the University of North 
Carolina, Chapel Hill, has been ap- 
pointed. (See story on page 7) He is 
the Rev. Thomas B. Woodward who 
has been Protestant Chaplain at the In- 
terfaith Chapel of the University of 
Rochester, N. Y. These notes about 
him come of "Cross Roads," newsletter 
of Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill. 
"He will join the parish staff the first 
week of Novernber as the Diocese and 
our parish begin a cooperative ministry 
to the University community. Mr. 
Woodward is 36 years old; a graduate 
of Harvard College and the General 
Theological Seminary in New York. 
He has been in campus ministries for 
11 years, first as Episcopal chaplain 
at the University of Kansas, then as a 
parish rector in the university town of 
Warrensburg, Mo., and in Rochester 
since 1971. ... He is the author of 
two books, and increasingly recognized 
as a leader in campus ministry. He 
comes from a church family: his 
brother is chaplain at Kent School, his 
father-in-law the former dean of Gen- 
eral Seminary. We look forward to wel- 
coming Tom and Judy Woodward and 
their two children." The Rev. Peter J. 
Lee is rector of Chapel of the Cross. 

Mathews Back — The Rev. Lex 
■Mathews, former UNC chaplain, and 
his wife Judy, have returned to the Ra- 
leigh area after a year in Florida. Mr. 
Mathews is temporarily serving as 
priest-in-charge at St. Paul's, Cary. 

lo Raleigh — ^^The Rev. Stephen Dirk 
Harris of Bethesda, Md., has been 
named associate rector of Church of 
the Good Shepherd, Raleigh. The Rev. 
Louis C. Melcher is rector. Mr. Harris 
succeeds the Rev. John W. Tucker who 
went to Miami, Fla., last year. Mr. 
Harris was chaplain consultant at the 
National Institute of Health in Bethes- 
da and also provided supply ministry 
support to the mission congregation at 
Sterling Park, Va. He came to that post 
after a year's internship in mental 
health ministry at St. Elizabeth's Hos- 
pital, Washington, D. C. Prior to that 
he served as assistant at St. Matthew's, 
Hyattsville, Md. A native of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., Mr. Harris is a graduate 
of Northeastern University, Boston, 
Mass., and did graduate work at Vir- 
ginia Seminary in Alexandria. He is 
married to the former Rebecca Barham 
of Greensboro, and they have two 
daughters, Heather, age 3, and 
Deanna, age 1 1 months. 

In High Point — The Rev. James R. 
Boram has come to High Point as as- 
sistant to the rector of St. Mary's, the 
Rev. William P. Price. Mr. Boram 
comes from the Diocese of Upper 
South Carolina where he served as as- 
sistant at Christ Church, Greenville. 
These notes about the Borams come 
from St. Mary's Newsletter. "Mr. 
Boram is married to the former Janet 
McBirney of Chattanooga. They have 
two children, Mary Stuart, age 7 and 
Ashley Lyn, age 2. Mr. Boram is a 

specialist in youth work and Christian 
education and also is experienced in 
general parish work. He did his under- 
graduate work at Oglethorpe in At- 
lanta and his theological work and 
graduate work at University of the 
South, Sewanee, Tenn. He has served 
a stint of duty in the Navy and has 
served churches in Rock Hill S., and 
in Perry, Ga." 

Greensboro Death — A well known 
member of Greensboro's Church of the 
Redeemer, Mrs. Esther Middleton 
Barnes, died after a long illness. Mrs. 
Barnes retired from the Greensboro 
public schools in 1946, after teaching 
25 years. The wife of Dr. B. W. Barnes, 
a Greensboro dentist, she was secretary 
of the board of directors of L. Rich- 
ardson Memorial Hospital, president of 
the L. Richardson Auxiliary, a member 
of the League of Women Voters, Wom- 
en's Federation, Art Club, and chair- 
man of the Altar Guild of the Episco- 
pal Church of the Redeemer. 

To Louisburg: The Rev. George A. 
Magoon has come to Louisburg where 
he is serving as rector of St. Paul's; 
as priest-in-charge of St. Matthias', 
Louisburg, and St. James, Kittrell. Mr. 
Magoon and his wife, Joanne, who are 
the parents of 6 children, come to the 
Diocese from Richmond, Va., where he 
was on the staff of St. Catherine's 
School. A native of New Hampshire, 
Mr. Magoon received his B.A. at Dart- 
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The Churchman 

University Of South Has 
Development Vice President 

SEWANEE, TENN. — A new of- 
fice, vice-president for development, 
has been created at the University of 
the South to strengthen the university's 
fund-raising and development staff, it 
is announced by Dr. J. Jefferson Ben- 
nett, vice-chancellor and president. 

William Whipple of Lakeland, Fla., 
professional fund - raising consultant 
who for the past 17 years has headed 
his own firm of William Whipple As- 
sociates, has agreed to take the post.. 
The university's board of regents has 
approved the action. 

The present development office will 
be restructured into three units, an of- 
fice of university relations headed by 
Marcus L. Oliver, now director of de- 
velopment; an office of alumni affairs 
under John Gass Bratton, executive di- 
rector of the Associated Alumni; and 
an office of development under William 
Whipple, which will concentrate on 
fund-raising activities. Each of the 
three department heads will report di- 
rectly to the vice-chancellor. Each of 
the three officers will have responsi- 
bility for his function for all three units 
of the University Corporation — the 
College of Arts and Sciences, the 
School of Theology and the Sewanee 
Academy. A close interdependence of 
the three operations is envisioned. 

"We look forward with eager antici- 
pation toward adding Mr. Whipple's 
skills, experience and vision to our 
team here," Dr. Bennett said. "His 
commitment to the church's ministry 
in education at Sewanee and his long 
and varied experience will go far 
toward improving our ability to en- 
courage increased support frorn our 
varied constituencies. We are also con- 
vinced that the reorganization will 
strengthen our ability to serve our 
church and our various publics." 

William Whipple was born Novem- 
ber 2, 1920, in Lakeland, Fla. He ma- 
jored in business administration at the 
University of Florida and had special 
fund-raising training with the Wells 
Organizations in Chicago. He has con- 
ducted stewardship canvasses for Epis- 
copal parishes and stewardship training 
programs for dioceses, with phenome- 
nal success. The most recent effort was 
for St. Mary's - on - the - Highlands 
Church in Birmingham, where an 
original projection of $267,000 was al- 
most doubled and the whole congrega- 


(Continued from page 10) 

mouth, a M.Ed, degree at Springfield 
and did his theological studies at 
Berkeley. He served in several parishes 
in New Hampshire and one at Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., and was headmaster at 
Trinity School, Galveston, Texas. 

In Mayodan — The Rev. Peter D. 
MacLean has come from the Diocese of 
Long Island to serve as priest-in-charge 
of Church of the Messiah, Mayodan. 
Mr. MacLean is full time industrial 
chaplain at Macfield Texturing Inc., in 
Mayodan. Prior to coming to North 
Carolina he served as director of Per- 
sonnel, Pratt Institute, Boooklyn, 
N. Y., and as an assistant at Trinity 
Church, Northport, L. I., N. Y. He has 
served at other churches on Long Is- 
land, and was a chaplain, U. S. Naval 
Reserve, to the Marine Corps in Viet 
Nam, and later at Quantico, Va. 

Program Note — Parishoners at Holy 
Trinity, Greensboro have a chance to 
participate in an "exciting and impor- 
tant series of classes," according to 
their "Parish Post." Entitled "Explora- 
tions in Family Living," the classes are 
being led by Barbara Gold and Peter 
Wohlwend, family therapists in 
Greensboro. "The series will focus on 
communications between parents and 
children, alternative child-rearing prac- 
tices, and tactics for conflict resolu- 
tion." The Rev. Tol Broome is rector. 

tion becjame dedicated to a strong com- 
mitment to stewardship of time, talents 
and money. 

Whipple has also conducted capital 
fund campaigns for national social fra- 
ternities. United Cerebral Palsy and 
the Girl Scouts, among many outstand- 
ing assignments. 

He is a member of the Southside 
Baptist Church of Lakeland, vice-presi- 
dent of the International Fund-Raising 
Association, and past vice-president of 
the Florida Junior Chamber of Com- 

He is married and the father of two 

Of his new position, William Whip- 
ple says, "The more I have researched 

Plans New 
MRI Program 

150 high school-age Episcopalians 
from the Diocese of Louisiana will be 
travelling as far away as Mexico, Bar- 
bados and Honduras this summer to 
conduct vacation church schools, all in 
the spirit of MRI. 

MRI means "mutual responsibility 
and interdependence," and the phrase 
itself has become a catchword for ex- 
changing ideas, skills and fellowship 
within the Episcopal Church. 

Started several years ago by the na- 
tional church as a means of bringing 
together dioceses (church units) from 
different parts of the world, the MRI 
program has fostered international ex- 
change and understanding among Epis- 
copalians from many lands. 

Louisiana's program is now in its 
eighth year. Students will be dispersed 
all over the state, getting to know other 
churches within their own diocese, and 
some will be going to the Diocese of 
Northwest Texas, whose see city is 

Those going out 'of the country will 
receive orientation and training ses- 
sions, so they will be familiar with the 
customs and life styles of the people 
they work with. In most cases they will 
be living' in private homes while con- 
ducting week-long schools in Christian 
education for children. 

The team headed for Honduras will 
be engaged in a work project. Last 
year a similar team built a parish 

All teams will be chaperoned by 
Louisiana priests, who will also act as 
consultants for the school. The Louisi- 
ana MRI program is administered by 
Archdeacon James B. Brown of Baton 

The Rt. Rev. Iveson B. Noland of 
New Orleans is bishop of the diocese, 
and the Rt. Rev. R. Heber Gooden of 
Shreveport is assistant bishop. 

the 'case statement' on Sewanee the 
more excited I have become in dis- 
covering its inherent strengths and 
great appeal. Surely there can be no 
church-owned university with a stron- 
ger case to present. I'm delighted to be 
a part of this distinguished institution." 

December 1974 


Even In Those For Children: 

Non-Religious Books Often Have 
High Christian Education Value 

Holy Comforter, Charlotte 

Any story that makes me laugh or 
cry or squirm with recognition is a re- 
ligious story. Any character, who, by 
revealing his innermost thoughts, con- 
fronts or challenges mine, is a religious 
figure. Any book that helps me live my 
life more fully, is a religious book. 

By way of illustration, let me quote 
from a child's book, the Velveteen 
Rabbit. The scene is a child's nursery, 
and a toy rabbit is talking to a rocking 

"What is Real?" asked the Rabbit 
one day. "Does it mean having things 
that buzz inside you and a stick-out 
handle?" "Real isn't how you are 
made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a 
thing that happens to you. When a 
child loves you for a long, long time, 
not just to play with, but REALLY 
loves you, then you become Real. It 

doesn't happen all at once. You be- 
come. It takes a long time. Generally, 
by the time you are Real, most of your 
hair has been loved off, and your eyes 
drop out and you get loose in the joints 
and very shabby. But these things don't 
matter at all, because once you are 
Real, you can't be ugly, except to peo- 
ple who don't understand." 

The answer the Rabbit receives is a 
description of life and loving . . . and 
of how hard it is to love and be loved. 

There are many examples of the joy 
and pain of life in current fiction and 
non-fiction, just waiting to be discov- 

When Albert Scully, in the Dream 
Watcher meets old Mrs. Woodfin, 
"on just the right day" his life is 
changed. When Manola in Shadow of a 
Bull faces his own cowardice, he is 
on his way to becoming brave. When 
Moss Hart, in his autobiography. Act 
One discovers on Christmas Eve that 

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his father does not have enough money 
to buy him his heart's desire, the boy 
finds another gift, dearer by far. The 
wall between father and son crumbles 
for a little while, and he realizes that 
they are two lonely people struggling 
to reach each other. When Pat Loud 
(the mother of the American Family 
T.V. special) in her book A Woman's 
Story, reflects back on what went 
wrong with them all, she is on the way 
to being re-born. 

The labels of sacred/secular and 
religious/non-religious seem unimpor- 
tant when you find your life reflected 
in story, play and song. Non-religious 
books can then serve as a way of get- 
ting in touch with the deep truths con- 
tained in traditional material . . . like 
the Bible, the Prayerbook and the 
Hymnal. If Christian Education is, in 
part, about helping people to get in 
touch with their own story, then we are 
free to use many sources. Secular lit- 
erature can help keep us honest and 
resist the temptation to brainwash and 
indoctrinate and dogmatize people. 

The Velveteen Rabbit is about love 
. . . tough love. The kind Jesus had 
for people ... so tough it culminated 
in a cross. Manola is David. In my 
weakness is my strength. Could it be 
that David discovered this truth before 
he went out to meet Goliath? Does ad- 
mitting my weakness sometimes enable 
me to face the Goliaths in my life? Al- 
bert Scully reminds me of the Rich 
Young Ruler . . . what must I do to 
inherit eternal life? That's Albert's 
question and his new friend, the old 
lady, helps him know that searching to 
find out who you are is worthwhile. 
Moss Hart and his father reflect the 
pain of separation and the joy of re- 
union we read about in the story of 
the Prodigal Son. Pat Loud personifies 
the saying; "the unexamined life is not 
worth living." 

Allow me a personal connection 
here. I found myself dreading the com- 
ing of Lent this year. When I asked my- 
self why, I discovered the power the 
biblical stories and hymns hold for me. 
Lent reminds me of death and I don't 
like it. Not just Jesus' death, but the 
death of illusion about myself, and the 
death of promises I make and never 
keep. I've heard the stories and sung 
the songs all my life, but the other 
stories I've read and the songs I've sung 
helped me make this connection. When 
I am able to face life in this way, then 
I don't have to wait for the vernal 
equinox to experience Easter . . . 

The Churchman 

Conttibutions Invited: 

Visiting Sick 

Fellowship Of Prayer Seeking 
Support In Diocese Of N. C. 

STEPHENSON, Md. — The Angli- 
can Fellowship of Prayer, an interna- 
tional prayer movement which seeks to 
support the Church with continual in- 
tercession and to aid in the develop- 
ment of local prayer groups, reports 
that it is attempting to strengthen the 
prayer life of the Church at many dif- 
ferent levels. 

Mrs. Helen Shoemaker is part time 
executive director of the AFP. She is 
the widow of the late Dr. Samuel Shoe- 
maker, lecturer and the author of 
books, pamphlets, and articles on pray- 
er. However, the work has now grown 
to the point where a full-time director 
is needed and Mrs. Shoemaker's health 
will not |>ermit her to assume this re- 

This means that the AFP must seek 
additional contributions to increase its 
rather meager budget in order to make 
this new dimension of its ministry a 

Communicants of the Church are in- 

vited to help by doing at least one of 
the following: 

(1) Send $5 or $10 to the Anglican 
Fellowship of Prayer, in care of Mrs. 
Samuel Shoemaker, Stevenson, Mary- 
land 21 153; 

(2) Encourage local prayer groups 
to make special donations to the AFP; 

(3) Ask local rectors about special 
funds which could be used as a dona- 
tion to the AFP; and 

(4) Invite foundations to make a do- 
nation to the AFP. 

In addition, prayers are invited for 
the success of this venture. 

The AFP reportedly seeks a field 
representative for the Diocese of North 
Carolina. The basic responsibilities 
would be to represent the AFP to the 
Diocese and to assist in the formation 
and maintenance of prayer groups 
throughout the Diocese. Those interest- 
ed may write directly to Helen Shoe- 
maker at her Maryland address. 

(Continued from page 9) 
his physician than to cast doubt on his 
competency by offering other opinions. 

If you are wondering how long to 
stay — leave. Short visits are almost 
always preferable except when long 
convalescence is involved. 

Always leave when a meal arrives. 
Cold hospital food is unpalatable. 

And if any of the members of the 
hospital staff are trying to do anything 
with the patient, that's your clue to 
leave, too. They're on the same team 
with you with the same goals — the 
quickest possible recovery for the pa- 

Most professional personnel under- 
stand how helpful your visits can be, 
and they will co-operate with you 
when you are obviously co-operating 
with them. 

We all have a healing ministry, and 
we all go about it in different ways, 
but these basic do's and don'ts are signs 
of Christian love. Most ministers learn 
them sooner or later in the course of 
their work — ^by experience. 

If we are an average congregation, 
according to recent statistics, one per- 
son in eight who are here this morning 
will spend some time in a hospital dur- 
ing the next 12 months. The chances 
are that most of you will visit someone 
or other in a hospital during the next 
year or so. 

As Christians we believe in the heal- 
ing grace of God and we pray that 
those who are sick will speedily re- 
cover. We believe God hears our pray- 
ers. Sometimes a near-miracle is re- 
ported — as in the case of the cen- 
turion's servant — when the healing 
process seems to be speeded up beyond 
normal rates. But for the most part 
we understand that God works His 
healing love through the doctors and 
nurses and other technicians who are 
trained to cure sick bodies. In our in- 
tercessions we pray that those who are 
ill will know the comforting presence 
of the living Christ, from whose love, 
nothing can separate us! In addition to 
our prayers and because of them, we 
try to make his presence real by our 
own supportive presence, bringing his 
peace and strength and encouragement 
with intelligence to those who need us. 
We believe in a healing Christ who is 
always with us, who asks us to join 
him in his work. Amen. 

Our Readers Write 

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lism, and witness and study to renew their Christian faith and rededicate them- 
selves to the worship of Jesus Christ. 

Church people from 40 states and four countries were represented and they all 
spoke out in love and poured out their thoughts and feelings in a new freshness 
of the Gospel in a way that they could see and hear each other climbing to 
a level of living which transcended the barriers of race and creed. 

For the few hours we were together we who caU ourselves Christian, felt our 
lives invaded by the presence of God acting through His Holy Spirit. 

From this mountain top experience, my wish is that this happening be enlarged 
to our Diocese of North Carolina, where there will be a reawakening of the 
members of our church through a heightening experience of God in our lives, 
as we let the Holy Spirit into our hearts with the willingness to hear and grow 
in love as we ponder our reason for life, and to grow more and more to 
know Christ Jesus as a daily companion ^nd to love Him that HE may 
live His life through us. Christ was seen and the Holy Spirit was awed through 
witnessing people who live their lives in Him — a humbling experience indeed! ! ! 

The question that comes to mind is are we afraid of being changed? Yes, we 
all are; because God's giving also involves His asking from us . . . more discipline, 
more sacrifice. 

Let us invite Christ to come truly into our midst, hear Him speak through us, 
give Him our most open, simple selves. Can we do less for Him who feeds 
us His very Life, offering it again and again? Let us undertake a spiritual 
adventure togther. . . . The Rev. Carlton O. Marales 

Church of the Redeemer 

December 1974 


Loren Mead Is Founder: 

Better Congregations Institute's Aim ; 

dependent non-profit organization, the 
Alban Institute, Inc., has been estab- 
lished to work with religious institu- 
tions of all denominations for the bet- 
terment of local congregations, it has 
been announced here. 

The Institute is a permanent out- 
growth of Project Test Pattern, a four- 
year research and development pro- 
gram of the Episcopal Church in study- 
ing parish operating methods and help- 
ing parishes function better. 

The Rev. Loren B. Mead, who was 
director of Project Test Pattern until 
its work was completed at 1973 year- 
end, is founder and director of Alban 
Institute, which is headquartered at 
facilities of the Washington Cathedral. 
He is a former clergyman of the Dio- 
cese of North Carolina. Start-up and 
first-year costs are being, underwritten 
by grants of $25,000 by an individual 
contributor, and of $30,000 by The 
Episcopal Church Foundation, a na- 
tional independent organization of lay- 
men that initiates and underwrites 
projects in support of the Church. Op- 
erations will be partially self-supporting 
through service fees and sale of publi- 

Mr. Mead said the Institute is "inde- 
pendent of but closely related to" the 
Church, and that its work will be ecu- 
menical in nature in that its services 
are available to any research group, 
educational institution or regional 
church organization interested in local 
religious congregations. 

Early projects include identification 
of factors to be considered in the im- 
portant first months of a clergy-laity re- 
lationship to get a new ministry off to 
a good start; research into Ihe staff in- 
teraction problems peculiar to very 
large congregations, and a study of the 
effects that non-curriculum influences 
in the seminary have on the training of 
pastors. Results will be produced in 
papers, books, lectures, seminars and 
cassette recordings for the use of 
church executives, ministers, boards of 
vestries, and other interested persons. 

"Much effective work in parish im- 
provement is going on within the 
Church, but there is a gap between 
progress being made and its transmit- 
tal," Mr. Mead said. "It is the role of 
the Institute to serve as the conduit 

between what has been learned in one 
place and people who may need the 
knowledge elsewhere. We also will be 
examining new areas where little has 
been learned." 

He said that the Institute will offer 
studies to regional church organiza- 
tions, such as dioceses or area confer- 
ences, and that individual congrega- 
tions may retain the Institute. If their 

problems fit into ongoing research, he 
explained, he either would pursue the 
study himself or assign an associated 
consultant. If not, they would be re- 
ferred to resources located near them. 

Mr. Mead received his B.A. degree 
at Sewanee, an M.A. in English at the 
University of South Carolina and an 
M.Div. from Virginia Theological 

RICMOND — The second book 
by the Rev. John S. Spong, This He- 
brew Lord, is released for publication. 
Mr. Spong is presently the rector of 
St. Paul's Episcopal Church here and a 



member of the Executive Council of 
the National Episcopal Church. He is 
also author of Honest Prayer which 
was the Seabury Lenten Book of 1973. 

Seminary. He has done additional work 
at the Institute for Advanced Pastoral 
Studies, the Graduate School of City 
and Regional Planning of the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina, the National 
Training Laboratories and Boston Uni- 
versity. In 1968 he was a fellow of the 
College of Preachers. He served for 15 
years as a parish priest in North and 
South Carolina. 

In addition to a number of articles 
in periodicals he is the author of the 
book, New Hope for Congregations, 
and was editor of The Parish Interven- 
tion Handbook and Celebration of 
Life. He has consulted extensively 
with seminaries and a number of de- 
nominations, and is a frequent speaker 
before religious groups. 

Alban Institute associates with Mr. 
Mead are the Rev. James D. Anderson, 
author and consultant, and an educa- 
tor-trainer, theologian and researcher; 
the Rev. Tilden H. Edwards Jr., found- 
er-director of the Metropolitan Ecu- 
menical Training Center and a consul- 
tant, and the Rev. John C. Harris, au- 
thor and consultant, and an innovator 
of systems approaches to clergy train- 
ing and development. 

Mr. Spong is a native of North Caro- 
lina, bom in Charlotte and graduated 
from the University of North Caro- 
lina. He has been the rector of St. 
Savior's Church in Raleigh, St. Joseph's 
and St. Andrew's in Durham, and spent 
seven years as rector of Calvary Epis- 
copal Church in Tarboro. 

Although an ordained clergyman, 
Mr. Spong writes in This Hebrew 
Lord that he "lives uncomfortably 
within the religious tradition of his pro- ^ 
fession." His method, he explains, in- 
volves ... in a candid yet scholarly 
way . . . peeling back the layers of tra- 
dition which he feels have made Jesus 
an unbelievable and distorted figure for 
the modern day. By first developing a 
Hebrew understanding of life, Mr. 
Spong then redefines such words as 

Spong Aufhors 'Hebrew Lord': 

Former Tar Heel Clergyman 
Publishes His Second Book 


Th« Churchman 

EpisCOpalidnS fi/// Hethcock In Cincinnati: 

Of Asia Stage Former Director Of Program 
Conference Reports On Christian Education 

125 people participated in the events of 
the recent first national conference of 
Asian American Episcopalians here in 
San Francisco. 

Clergy and lay persons from 
throughout the United States and 
Canada met during the three days to 
share their mutual concerns for the de- 
velopment of this new ministry, which 
was established by the General Con- 
vention of the Episcopal Church at its 
meeting last fall in Louisville, Ky. 

The following areas of concern were 
discussed in the small group sessions 
of the conference: 1) a ministry to 
American-bom and other non- 
churched Asians, 2) leadership de- 
velopment, 3) a ministry to persons 
who have immigrated to this country 
from Asia, 4) the strengthening and 
expanding of existing congregations 
which minister to Asians, 5 ) a campus 
ministry, and 6) a ministry to Asians 
in ethnically isolated situations. 

At the closing session of the confer- 
ence, which was held in the context of 
the Eucharist, Chinese, Japanese, and 
Filipino churchmen joined their Ko- 
rean and non-Asian brothers in prais- 
ing God and giving thanks for the op- 
portunity of fellowship with each other 
afforded by the conference. 

An interim group to be called the 
Episcopal Asiamerica Strategies task 
force will be appointed by the Presiding 
Bishop soon. This task force will be re- 
sponsible for exploring and proposing a 
structure of organization for the 1975 

A journal of the conference is being 
prepared. Copies may be obtained by 
contacting the Rev. Winston W. Ching, 
executive officer. Episcopal Asiamerica 
Ministry, 815 Second Avenue, New 
York, N. Y. 10017. 

peace, sin, and loneliness. In allowing 
the Hebrew tradition to shine through 
the thoughts, words, and deeds of 
Jesus, he attempts to bring a new depth 
and dimension to the Christ. 

This book is aimed in part at those 
people who consider themselves non- 
religious and alienated from the Chris- 
tian Church. It is said to be a guide 

The Rev. William Hethcock, a for- 
mer member of The Churchman Edi- 
torial Board, is continuing his journal- 
ist pursuits in his new assignment at 
Christ Church in Cincinnati. 

Former director of program for the 
Diocese of North Carolina, Hethcock 
became assistant rector at the Ohio 
parish September 1. The parish has a 
newspaper which it uses on occasion 
as a "program announcer," Hethcock 
says in a recent letter. He has an edi- 
torial about church school in the cur- 
rent issue of the parish publication. 

Sunday Schools nowadays have two 
clearly important goals, Hethcock's edi- 
torial begins. 

"The goal that may be a little more 
important is to help children to develop 
a positive and friendly attitude toward 
the Christian Church and her Gospel. 
. . . The other goal is to give informa- 
tion. We think that children and young 



people should know something about 
the Scriptures, about the history of the 
Church, and about our worship. 

"The rub is that these goals don't 
come easy, and especially if the chil- 
dren aren't there on Sunday mornings," 
Hethcock's editorial continues. "The 
children and young people have to be 
free to ask their most blasphemous 
question and to express their most 'far 
out' opinion. Continuity from Sunday 
to Sunday is the prime ingredient in 
making these things possible. 

"The alternatives to church school 
are attractive and useful to children — 
family trips, outdoor recreation, little 
escapes from schoolday humdrums, and 
the rest. The Church has learned bet- 

to those who would like the Christ to be 
relevant to their own lives — lives far 
different from those who lived in the 
first century or medieval era." 

ter than to question that! But just as 
those things prepare for adulthood, so 
does growing up in the company of the 
Church. The whole reason for Christian 
Education may be that in the youthful 
and middle years when things have a 
way of becoming really confusing, the 
persons who trust the Church, who 
have felt good in her company, have 
somewhere real to go for strength and 
support. It happens all the time," Heth- 
cock concludes. 

Hethcock concludes a letter to the 
Editorial Board at Raleigh as follows: 
"Good wishes to you all. Life is excit- 
ing, but we do miss old friends." His 
address in Christ Church, Fourth Street 
at Sycamore, Cincinnati 45202. 

ROTC Unit 
At St. Aug. 

RALEIGH — A department of 
military science has been established on 
the campus of Saint Augustine's Col- 
lege to conduct the Army Reserve Of- 
ficers Training Corps (ROTC) Pro- 
gram. Regular commissioned and non- 
commissioned officers of the United 
States Army are on the campus to staff 
this new department with instruction to 
begin during the first semester. 

The military science department will 
be located in Tuttle Hall, which is being 
renovated. Lieutenant Colonel Otis H. 
Saunders will be Saint Augustine's first 
professor of Military Science. Lt. Col. 
Saunders is a graduate of West Virginia 
State College. He entered military ser- 
vice in 1958, and served four and one 
half years in Europe and three and one 
half years in Southeast Asia. He was a 
platoon leader and a battalion com- 
mander while in the military. He is the 
recipient of the Legion of Merit, the 
Bronze Star, Meritorious Service 
Medal, Air Medal, Army Accommoda- 
tions Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, 
and the Purple Heart. He is married 
to Ms. Julie L. Phillips of Baltimore, 
Maryland. They are the parents of four 

December 1974 


Not Designed For Wheel Chairs: 

Church Often Barrier To Handicapped 

nary architectural 

—How many ordi- 
features of your 
Church, however beautiful they may 
be, are actually obstacles of great pro- 
portion to aging persons and the physi- 
cally handicapped? Numbers of con- 
gregations are becoming more aware 
of their responsibilities to rid their 
buildings of these obstacles where they 
can. Mrs. Marietta Duke Davidson, a 
communicant at Holy Trinity in 
Greensboro, is bringing this problem 
to the attention of the Episcopal 
Church. This is a part of her larger 
concern that aU public facilities be 
made negotiable for persons who are 

Mrs. Davidson is a member of the 
Greensboro Mayor's Committee for the 
Employment of the Handicapped. She 
has been a leader in her city in bringing 
about removal of curbs in the down- 
town area that used to make it impossi- 
ble for herself and others confined to 
wheel chairs to shop in the stores. More 
recently, she is concerned about bus 
travel in her city, and she is helping the 
public to become aware of the need for 
special facilities allowing handicapped 
persons to board public transportation. 

The Church has been especially 
thoughtless about her architecture, ex- 
plains Mrs. Davidson. "Until a person 
breaks a leg and is handicapped for at 
least a week, he doesn't understand the 
problem." She explains that our archi- 
tectural mind-set is "left over from the 
medieval period." Not only are handi- 
capped persons troubled, but she ob- 
serves that older people simply going 
to the altar to make their Communion 
must in many churches negotiate three 
or four stairs to enter the chancel. 

Mrs. Davidson is committed to the 
fact that people need to be aware of ar- 
chitectural obstacles in churches. They 
need to allow for flat surfaces and wide 
doors when new facilities are con- 
structed. Toilet facilities must be de- 
signed with persons in wheel chairs in 
mind. Vestries of congregations whose 
facilities are already built must be 

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AiisaaAiNa 3>inQ 
5oai 3>I0 

brought to install ramps and railings 
wherever obstacles exist. 

It isn't just that the obstacles are 
there, informs Mrs. Davidson. It's that 
they remain there. By letting them re- 
main and continuing to build them in 
her new buildings the Church appears 

not to be at all concerned about the 
growing number of persons whose 
handicaps make it impossible for them 
to worship comfortably. She performs a 
valuable service for all of us when she 
helps us to realize the need for facilities 
accommodating the handicapped. 


/' ... 



On Greensboro Mayor's Committee 

Bishop Moore Elected 
Maryland Diocese Head 

RALEIGH — The Rt. Rev. W. 
Moultrie Moore, suffragan 
bishop of the Diocese since 1967, 
becomes bishop of the Diocese of 
Easton, Maryland, in January. 
Bishop Moore was elected at the 
November convention of the 
Maryland diocese. 

The Diocese of North Carolina 
was informed of Bishop Moore's 
election in a recent memo from 
Bishop Thomas A. Eraser to 
clergy and senior warden. Bishop 
Fraser's memo said: 

"On Ail Saints' Day, 
November 1, 1975, the Rt. Rev. 
W. Moultrie Moore, Jr., was 
elected bishop of the Diocese of 
Easton which is in Maryland. He 
has accepted the election pend- 
ing necessary approval of stand- 
ing committees and bishops," 
the memo stated. 

"Bishop Moore was ordained 
deacon on June 5, 1940, and to 
the priesthood on May 13, 1941, 
in the Diocese of South Carolina 
by Bishop Albert S. Thomas 
under whom he began his minis- 
try. Bishop Moore was rector of 
St. Martin's Church in Charlotte 
when he was elected suffragan 
bishop of the Diocese of North 
Carolina. He was consecrated on 
April 25, 1967, in the Church of 
the Good Shepherd, Raleigh. 

"Bishop Moore has been a de- 
voted servant of the Church in 
this diocese. He has been a loyal 
co-worker in the episcopacy. He 
has also been a long time fellow 
priest and friend. 1 will miss 
him," Bishop Eraser stated. 

"The administrative respon- 

sibilities of Bishop Moore for 
diocesan missions, college work, 
and specialized ministries have 
been temporarily assigned to the 
Ven. Robert N. Davis, arch- 
deacon and canon to the ordi- 
nary. The chairmanship of the 
Diocesan Committee on Liturgy 
and Worship which was held by 
Bishop Moore has been tempor- 
arily assigned to the Rev. Uly H. 
Gooch, rector of St. Luke's 
Church, Salisbury. 

"Bishop Moore will complete 
his confirmation visitations for 
this year, and other arrange- 
ments are being considered for 
1976. At present Bishop Moore 
and his family expect to be in res- 
idence in the Diocese of Easton 
by the first of January of next 
year," Bishop Eraser's memo 

In letter the clergy of the Dio- 
cese Bishop Moore said: 

"If there is one thing that I 
have learned after 35 years in the 
ministry, it is that the God whom 
we love and serve is a God of 
surprises. I had expected that the 
rest of my ministry would be 
spent in the Diocese where I have 
lived and worked and loved for 
the past thirty three years. But 
suddenly all has changed within 
the past few days, and Elorence 
and I are now getting ready to 
move to the Diocese of Easton," 
Bishop Moon wrote. 

"It is a traumatic experience 
for us to pull up roots which are 
so deeply planted here. How- 
ever, I feel that God has called 
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VOICESJPQD^HU^EWlCE CHAPEL — This issue features a picture story on the recent Acolytes' Day at Durham. 
The rec(^nized highlight for youths and adults alike is a service in Duke Chapel ... a service which leaves a 
lasting impression on those who have participated. This photo accounts for three of the voices which helped 
fi|^J)uke Chapel with song. Other pictures appear on Pages 4 and 5. 




Registrations Coming In For Fe b ruary Conference: 

Bishop Gordon Renewal Speaker 

New Convention Procedures 

HIGH POINT — New procedures for the introduction of resolu- 
tions and nominations are being inaugurated with the January 
30-31 Diocesan Convention here early next year. The Diocesan 
Council is urging strict compliance with the following: 

1 — An original copy of any resolution to be presented to the 1976 
convention should be in the hands of the Rev. Carl F. Herman by 
December 1; 

2 — Names, short biographies and photographs of all proposed 
candidates for elective office should also be in Mr. Herman's hands 
by December 1 for publication in the pre-convention issue of "The 

Mr. Herman's address is P.O. Box 10068, Greensboro 27404. 

The new procedures hopefully will help assure that delegates are 
informed in advance on matters and candidates upon which they 
are to vote. The new procedures follow action by the 1975 diocesan 
convention at Winston-Salem. 

The last convention referred to the Diocesan Council the respon- 
(Continued on page 2) 


Diocesan Renewal Committee 

RALEIGH — The Rt. Rev. 
William J. -Gordon, resigned 
bishop of Alaska and a native of 
North Carolina, is among promi- 
nent churchmen who will address 
the Diocesan Renewal Confer- 
ence at Raleigh on Eebruary 27, 
28, 29, 1976. Other speakers in- 
clude the Rev. Robert B. Hall, 
Dr. Robert Terwilliger, the Rev. 
Harold K. Haugan and Dave 
Stone r. 

The Renewal Conference is 
being planned by the Diocesan 
Committee on Church Renewal 
under the chairmanship of the 
Rev. John C. Mott of Chapel- 
Hill. Mrs. William T. Joyner, Jr., 
of Raleigh is serving as assistant 
general chairman. A registration 
form for the conference appears 
on this page. Eurther details may 
be obtained from local clergy or 
by writing to Renewal Confer- 
ence, 800 Macon Place, Raleigh 

Raleigh's Church of the Good 
Shepherd, one block from the 
State Capitol, will host the event. 




Additional facilities will be 
housed at the Holiday Inn, two 
blocks from the church. 

The Inn is holding 150 rooms at 
convention rates ($16.00 single- 
$22.00 double). A special hotel 
reservation form will be sent with 
registration acknowledgement 
upon request. Because seating 
capacity is limited to 400 per- 
sons, early registration is ad- 

The registration fee is $5.00 per 
person. Refunds will be given on 
written cancellations received 


before January 1, 1976. The reg- 
istration fee covers all activities 
from 7:30 Eriday evening through 
Sunday morning worship. Meals 
and lodgings are the individual's 

Bishop Eraser has contacted 
clergy of the Diocese regarding 
the Conference as follows: 

"The Committee on Renewal, 
which was appointed at the 
Diocesan Convention last 
January, has planned a Confer- 
ence on Renewal to be held at the 
(Continued on page 2) 

Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 
i ' . Bishop 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
SufTragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 
Editor and Chairman 
Division of Information 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve, The Ven. Robert N. Davis, Mrs. 
Margaret S. Knight, William B. Wright, George E. London 
and Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 65 December, 1975 No. 9 

The North Carolina Churchman is published monthly except 
July, August and September by the Department of Promotion and 
Communications of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, 201 St. 
Alban's Drive, Raleigh, N. C. 27609. Nondiocesan subscriptions, 

Second class postage paid at Raleigh, N. C. All manuscripts, draw- 
ings, photographs and news articles should be accompanied by a 
stamped, self-addressed envelope. 

Change of Address: The Post Office will not forward copies; please 
give at least one month's notice. Send old address clipped from back 
copy with new address. Parishes are asked to send names and addres- 
ses of new members each month. Address all correspondence to P. O. 
Box 17025, Raleigh, N. C, 27609. 

Our Readers Write 

Editor, The Churchman: 

What do You Give Someone who has Everything? This Christmas 
do something different! In that special someone's name feed a hungry 
child, clothe a naked child, house a homeless child, care for a battered 
child ... at an institution which has no endowments and does not 
employ professional fund-raisers, so every dollar given is used di- 
rectly for the children. 

St. Jude's Ranch For Children is a non-profit, non-sectarian home 
for abused and neglected children staffed by the Anglican (Episcopal) 
Sisters of Charity who work for the love of God and a $10 a month 

Shopping lists and tax-deductible contributions may be sent to: 
St. Jude's Ranch for Children 

P.O. Box 985 
Boulder City, Nevada 89005 
A proper acknowledgement will be sent to your special someone. 

The Rev. Herbert A. Ward, Jr. 
Executive Director, St. Jude's 

Convention Procedures 

(Continued from page 1 ) 

sibility for developing new procedures regarding resolutions and 

The 160th Annual Convention of the Diocese is to be held in the 
Civic Auditorium at West Commerce and South Hamilton streets, 
High Point, on Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31, 1976, 
with the Episcopal churches of that city serving as host. 

Registration of delegates will be held on Thursday, January 29, 
from 8 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, the 30th, beginning at 8:30 a.m. 
The opening session will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday. 

Credential forms for use in certifying delegates and alternates 
have been sent to all churches in the Diocese. Parishes are entitled 
to four of each; organized missions are allowed one of each. 
Diocesan Canon II, section 2, directs that certification of delegates 
and alternates be made to the Secretary of the Convention and to 
the minister of the host parish eight weeks before the time ap- 
pointed for the opening session. This information is needed so that 
convention committees can be appointed and begin functioning. 

The copy of delegate listings for the host parish should be 
mailed to the Rev. William P. Price, St. Mary's Church, West 
Farris at 1201 N. Main St., High Point, North Carolina 27262. 

The copy of delegate lists for the Secretary of the Diocese should 
be mailed to the Rev, Carl F. Herman at P.O. Box 10068, Greens- 
boro, North Carolina 27404. 

Bishop Gordon 

(Continued from page 1) 

Church of the Good Shepherd in 
Raleigh. The date is the last 
weekend in February, 1976. The 
Conference will begin Friday 
evening, February 27, and will 
continue through Sunday morn- 
ing, February 29," the Bishop 
said in a memo. 

"As of this date, there are two 
(lundred registrations. The Con- 
' .rence will be able to accommo- 
-ite only Four hundred, which is 
he seating capacity of Good 
iiepherd. Posters and an- 
)uncc-ments have been distri- 

buted to the parishes and mis- 
sions of the Diocese. The North 
Carolina Churchman will have 
registration applications or you 
can write the Rev. John C. Mott, 
Church of the Holy Family, 
Chapel Hill 27514, for informa- 

"1 have met with and encour- 
aged the Renewal Committee as 
they planned this Conference and 
1 believe that the speakers and 
leaders represent a good cross 
section of the Church. It is my 
hope that you will attend all or 
part of the Renewal Conference 
and that you will encourage your 
people to participate. This Con- 

1976 Diocesan Renewal Conference 

Feb. 27, 28, 29, 1976 

Church of the Good Shepherd 
Raleigh, N.C. 

Early registration advised. Attendance limited to 400 persons. 
Clip and return with $5.00 registration fee per person. 

Mrs. D. James Coleman, Registrar 
N.C. Diocesan Renewal Conference 
800 Macon Place, Raleigh, N.C. 27609 

( ) Please register me for the 1976 Diocesan Renewal Conference 
( ) My registration fee of $5.00 is attached 

( ) Please send me the Holiday Inn convention rate reservation form. 



City Zip 

Home Parish 

ference can be a real learning ex- 
perience about Renewal for all of 
us," Bishop Fraser concluded. 

After more than a quarter cen- 
tury of service as bishop of 
Alaska, Gordon resigned last 
year to launch project TEAM. 
The letters of the word TEAM 
stand for Teach Each A Ministry, 
a New Testament concept that 
Bishop Gordon believes is as 
vital today as it was in the early 

Bishop Gordon has been in- 
vited to 27 United States dio- 
ceses, to four in Latin America 
and to five in Africa to share the 
TEAM idea with clergy and lay 
persons. Recently he was a 
speaker at the National Epis- 
copal Conference on Renewal in 
New York City. 

Mr. Hall is director of the 
Episcopal Center for Evangelism 
and moderator of two National 
Episcopal Conferences on Re- 

newal. He will coordinate the 
Diocesan Renewal Conference at 

He left a parish ministry to de- 
vote his full efforts to evangelism 
within the Episcopal Church. 
The author of three books, he 
now spends more than half of his 
time speaking and leading con- 
ferences on renewal. Mrs. Hall 
shares in her husbands ministry 
by leading Bible studies and 
supervising an extensive book- 
shop on renewal subjects. 

Dr. Terwilliger is director of 
the Trinity Institute in New York 
and made one of the key addres- 
ses, to the National Episcopal 
Conference on Renewal at At- 
lanta in 1974. He will speak to the 
Diocesan Conference in Feb- 
ruary from his background of 
parish ministries and theological 

Among leaders of the Diocesan 

Renewal Conference at Raleigh 
next year scheduled will also be 
two men from the staff of All 
Saints' Episcopal Church at 
Jacksonville, Florida. 

Mr. Haugan is associate rector 
of All Saints and chairman of the 
Committee For Evangelism of 
the Diocese of Florida. He was 
the song leader at both national 
Episcopal Conferences on Re- 

Dave Stoner is presently the 
director of All Saints Lay Minis- 
try and Counseling Center. He is 
a former director of Faith Alive 
who has been active in lay wit- 
nessing. His talk and workshops 
on small group ministries were 
very well received at the more 
recent national Conference on 
Renewal. He discusses how re- 
lating personally to passages in 
the Bible can make Christian 
committment come alive. 

Hotel Commodore Is Host: 

Renewal Conference Draws 1.100 

Christmas Tour 
Planned At Garner 

GARNER — St. Christopher's 
Episcopal Church Women will be 
sponsoring Garner's Christmas 
Tour of Homes on Sunday, De- 
cember 14, 1975 from 2 p.m. until 
6 p.m. 

The Parish House at-St. Chris- 
topher's Episcopal Church is the 
last stop, the place to sample 
Christmas refreshments or use 
the sanctuary for prayer and 
meditation. Mrs. Nan Boykin is 
ECW president. 

St. Augustine's 
Announces 3 Gifts 

RALEIGH —Dr. Prezell Rob- 
inson, president of St. Augus- 
tine's College has announced the 
receipt of three gifts. 

A grant of $50,000 has been 
approved by the trustees of the 
Surdna Foundation of New York 
for student aid. A $10,000 grant 
was received from an anonymous 
foundation for a new music and 
fine arts building, and a grant of 
$2,500 was approved by the 
Westinghouse Educational 
Foundation to help strengthen 
the Division of Business. 

Dr. Robinson said the endow- 
ment grant would be used to help 
match an endowment commit- 
ment of $1 million from the Ford 

NEW YORK (DPS)— More than 1,100 Episcopalians 
came from all over the United States to the Hotel Commo- 
dore in New York City recently to participate in the Second 
National Episcopal Conference on Renewal. As with the first 
conference held last year at the Cathedral of St. Philip in 
Atlanta, this conference was coordinated by the Rev. Robert 
B. Hall, executive director of the Episcopal Center for 
Evangelism in Live Oak, Florida. 

The conference was sponsored by the Pewsaction Fellow- 
ship comprised of the following organizations: Anchor Soci- 
ety, Angelican Fellowship of Prayer, Associated Parishes, 
Bible Reading Fellowship, Brotherhood of St. Andrew, 
Church Army Society, Episcopal Center for Evangelism, 
Faith Alive, Fellowship of Witness, Fine Arts Contemporary 
Evangelism, International Order of St. Luke the Physician, 
Invitation to Live Crusade, and Order of the Daughters of the 
King. Associated Parishes, Church Army Society, and Fine 
Arts Contemporary Evangelism are all new members of Pew- 
saction since the Atlanta conference. 

Highlights of the conference included a keynote address by 
the Rt. Rev. Festo Kivengere, bishop of Kigezi in Uganda. 

Other speakers during the conference included Rosalind 
Rinker, author of books on spiritual subjects; the Rev. Mas- 
sey H. Shepherd, Jr., vice dean and professor of liturgies at 
the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and a long-time 
member of the Standing Liturgical Commission; the Very 
Rev. W. Graham Pulkingham, former rector of the Church of 
the Redeemer in Houston and now provost of the Collegiate 
Church of the Holy Spirit in Cumbrae, Scotland; the Rt. Rev. 
William J. Gordon, Ji ., former Bishop of Alaska for 25 years 
and now director of Project TEAM ; Dave Stoner, a lay coun- 
selor specializing in small groups on the staff of All Saints' 
Church in Jacksonville, Florida; the Rev. John R. W. Stott, 
until recently rector of All Souls' Church, Langham Place, in 
London, England, and author of numerous books; the Rev. 
Ian Thompson, director of the Bible Reading Fellowship in 
England; and the Rev. Claxton Monro, rector of St. 
Stephen's Church in Houston. The Rev. Harald K. Haughan 
again directed the music and singing for this conference, as he 
had last year in Atlanta. He is curate of All Saints Church in 
Jacksonville. The organ was played by Dr. Lee H. Bristol, 
Jr., former executive secretary of the Standing Commission 

/i^e Two 

N.C. Churchman 

The Tar Heel PARISHscene ■ 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Bicentennial — The Church- 
women of St. Paul's. Louisburg. 
are undertaking an ambitious and 
unusual program to commemo- 
rate the Bicentennial. They are 
presenting for the parish a series 
of programs on the "'History of 
the Church." The first episode, 
presented in October, was a 
drama dealing with the impact of 
Christianity on the Roman world. 
The writing, research, acting and 
production was a parish-wide 

project, involving everyone from 
the rector through the small chil- 
dren in the church school. The 
second program, scheduled for 
mid-November, deals with the 
Medieval Church. In January 
there will be a celebration of the 
Holy Communion using the 1789 
Prayer Book, with a history of St. 
Paul's church replacing the ser- 
mon. Later in the year the pro- 
grams will concentrate on the Co- 
lonial Church, and then will bring 
the history up to date in the clos- 
ing programs, most of w hich will 
be in the form of dramatizations 

and period plays. Students from 
Louisburg College have become 
interested in the programs and 
are assisting in the writing and 
research. The Rev. George A. 
Magoon is rector of St. Paul's. 

on Church Music and editor of More Hymns and Spiritual 

The conference opened on Wednesday evening with sing- 
ing led by Mr. Haugan. Greetings from the Presiding Bishop 
were brought by the Rt. Rev. Richard B. Martin, executive 
for ministries on the Executive Council. Bishop Kivengere 
then gave his keynote address. In addition. Bishop 
Kivengere led two workshops on Thursday. 

Thursday morning began with two celebrations of the 
eucharist. A eucharist using the 1928 Book of Common 
Prayer was celebrated in the Grand Ballroom and a charisma- 
tic eucharist was celebrated in the Windsor Ballroom. At the 
morning assembly, greetings were given by the Rl. Rev. Paul 
Moore. Jr.. bishop of New York. Bible study was led by the 
Rev. Ian Thompson, and organizational presentations were 
made by the .Anglican Fellow ship of Prayer and the Fellow- 
ship of Witness. These were followed by an address by 
Rosalind Rinkler. who also led two workshops on Friday. 
Workshops concluded the morning session. 

In the afternoon organizational presentations were made 
by the Bible Reading Fellowship and the Episcopal Center 
for Evangelism, followed by an address by the Rev. Massey 
H. Shepherd. Jr. Workshops concluded the afternoon. 

The Thursday evening session opened with singing by The 
Fisherfolk. located both in Scotland and in Colorado, fol- 
lowed by a presentation by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew . 
This was followed by an address by the Very Rev. W. 
Graham Pulkingham. The evening concluded with coffee in 
the exhibit area, as it did both Wednesday and Friday even- 
ings as well. 

On Friday morning there w ere again two eucharists. one a 
charismatic celebration and the other using Rite II from Au- 
thorized Services. At the morning session there was Bible 
study again led by Father Thompson, and presentations by 
Associated Parishes and the Order of the Daughters of the 
King. The address was given by the Rt. Rev. William J. 
Gordon. Jr.. and the morning closed with workshops. 

In the afternoon. Mr. Hall introduced the Rt. Rev. Alfred 
Stanway . former bishop of Central Tanganyika and now pres- 
ident of the Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry. Presenta- 
tions were made by the Anchor Society and the Invitation to 
Live Crusades. Dave Stoner gave the afternoon address, 
which was followed by workshop sessions. 

On Friday evening, following the usual robust singing, a 
presentation was made by Faith Alive and the Rev. John W. 
R. Stott gave the address. Following his address a service of 
commitment and recommitment was led by the Rev. Peter C. 
Moore, representing the-Trinity Episcopal School for Minis- 

Saturday morning was the closing session and presented a 
second highlight of the conference, along with Bishop 
Kivengere's keynote speech. The morning started u ith one 
eucharist using the Authorized Services, and concelebrated 
by the Rt. Rev. Frederick W. Putnam. Jr.. bishop suffragan 
of Oklahoma; the Rt. Rev. Harold C. Gosnell. bishop of West 
Texas; the Rt. Rev. Alfred Stanway; the Rt. Rev. William J. 
Cox. bishop suffragan of Maryland; and the Rt. Rev. Frank 
S. Cerveny. bishop of Florida. 

The morning session began with a presentation by the 
International Order of St. Luke the Physician and Bible study 
led by Father Thompson. Before the Saturday morning 
speakers began, a guest speaker was introduced. 

The Most Rev. John M. Allin. presiding bishop, to show 
his interest and support of this conference in renewal, had 
arisen at quarter of four m the morning in Sewanee. Tennes- 
see, driven to Chattanooga to catch a plane and had flow n to 
New York to participate in the conference. Bishop Allin in 
his brief words spoke of his commitment to renewal and 
encouraged those involved in renewal in the Episcopal 
Church to be three things always: enthusiastic, catagious. 
and articulate. 

He received a standing ovation, which included whistles 
and cheers, at the conclusion of his message. 

The morning session continued with addresses by the Rev. 
Ian Thompson and the Rev. Claxton Monro. An offering was 
collected for the Presiding Bishop's Fund for WoHd Relief 
and a summation given by Mr. Hall. The Doxology was sung, 
a dismissal was given and the Second National Episcopal 
Conference on Renewal was over, as far as the sessions went. 

A complete set of tapes of the addresses at the conference 
is available for $30 from Tapemasters. Box 38651, Dallas, 
Tex. 75238. 

Feeding Program — St. Fran- 
cis'. Greensboro, has underway 
plans for a Congregate Feeding 
Program which will provide both 
learning and nutrition for the el- 
derly of the area, utilizing the 
facilities of the parish hall and 
kitchen. Teachers and coor- 
dinators from the GTI Program 
for Adult Basic Education will 
teach the basic skills of reading 
and arithmetic and also help the 
elderly to prepare their own 
meals. Participants will meet 
once a week from 3:00 until 7:00 
p.m.. and will participate in craft 
work, small class, as well as the 
general program of instruction 
about nutrition and the prepara- 
tion of their own meals. The 
program is under the sponsorship 
of the parish Christian Social Re- 
lations Committee and is funded 
with money from the parish book 
sale. The Rev. Roland M. Jones 
is rector. 

Alternatives — An organiza- 
tion called "Alternatives." 
whose publications have stirred 
much interest, recently has 
moved to Greensboro from 
Washington. D.C. Among their 
publications are an Alternate 
Celebrations Catalogue which 
includes such items as: a rever- 
ence for life, family transition, 
confessions of an ex-commercial 
producer, a new way to celebrate 
birthdays. Christmas. Jewish 
celebrations. Thanksgiving. 
Weddings, gift giving, gift- 
making, simple living, the cele- 
bration of life. More information 
on this service can be obtained by 
writing or visiting Alternatives. 
701 N. Eugene St.. Greensboro. 
These notes came from the bulle- 
tin of Holy Comforter. Bur- 
lington, the Rev. Rod Reinecke. 

New Associate — The^t"; . Joel 
Thompson Keys has accepted a 
call to become an associate rec- 
tor of Christ Church. Charlotte. 

BISHOP WITH CONFIRM ANDS— Bishop Thomas A. Eraser was at 
All Saints' in Hamlet recently for confirmation. He is shown here after 
the service with a group of confirmands and an acolyte. On the front 
row (from left) are Nancy Lynn Baucom. Sherie Martin and Kathy 
Milham. At rear are Charlie Rice. Lee Williamson, Lejeune Fisher, 
Bishop Eraser and Jimmy Godfrey. The Rev. John C. Stone is vicar of 
All Saints'. 

Mr. Keys will come to Charlotte 
the first of next year from Den- 
mark. S.C.. where he has served 
as vicar of Christ Church, and 
assistant rector of Church of the 
Redeemer. Orangeburg. S.C. 
While he is a native South Caro- 
linian. Mr. Keys has lived all 
over the world w ith his career Air 
Force officer father. He received 
his A.B. degree in political sci- 
ence from Davidson, and his 
Master of Divinity from Virginia 
Theological Seminary. He is 
married to the former Mary Beth 

Asheboro. reports a successful 
antique show and sale in Oc- 
tober, with more than S3. 000 

To Virginia — The Rev. John 
C. Stone, priest-in-charge of All 
Saints'. Hamlet, has left the dio- 
cese to go to Emmanuel Church. 
Chatham. Va., where he will 
serve as rector. 

Bazaars — Trinity Church. 
Scotland Neck, will hold a bazaar 
on November 19. beginning at 
10:00 a.m. Lunches of chicken or 
ham plates will be served at S2.50 
each. The sale will feature hand- 
work: garden center. Christmas 
shop, attic treasures, delicates- 
sen, etc. 

In Charlotte in October at 
Christ Church's "St. Matthew's 
Market" had in addition to the 
usual bazaar items, an unusual 
auction. Examples of the items 
auctioned were a week's vaca- 
tions at private cottages at the 
beaches, in the mountains, a 
white water canoe trip for six. 

Church of the Good Shepherd. 

New Chairman — Mr. Thomas 
W. Alexander of Raleigh, was re- 
cently elected chairman of St. 
Mary 's College board of trustees. 
Mr. Alexander, a prominent 
Raleigh businessman, retired 
from his position as vice- 
president of Durham Life Insur- 
ance Company last February 
after 30 years with the company. 
He w as also president and direc- 
tor of State Capital Insurance 
Company. He has many alumnae 
connections with St. Mary's in- 
cluding his wife, the former Shir- 
ley Haywood. 

Other officers elected were R. 
F. Hoke Pollock, a Southern 
Pines attorney, vice chairman; 
and Mrs. Sherwood H. Smith, an 
alumnae trustee from Raleigh. 

All'in Speaks: 

Bible Observance Set Thanksgiving Week 

35th interfaith National Bible 
Week has been announced by 
Deane Baker, president of the 
Laymen's National Bible Com- 
mittee, sponsoring organization. 
Richard I. Fricke. chairman of 
Mutual of New York, is national 
chairman of the observance. 

The Rt. Rev. John M. Allin. 
presiding bishop of the Episcopal 
Church, has called on "all Epis- 
copalians to find some suitable 
way. individually and together, 
to observe National Bible 

"As we approach our nation's 
Bicentennial." Bishop .Allin said, 
"we Christians must be able and 
effective witnesses to God's will 
for justice as we encounter it in 
the ongoing life of our nation. 
Study of the Bible is an indis- 
pensable part of this task." 

National Bible Week coincides 
each year with Thanksgi ng. 
America's only non-sectarian re- 

ligious holiday. The week has 
been sponsored by the commit- 
tee since 1941. The promotion of 
National Bible Week has been 
mostly a mass media effort since 
its beginning. 

President Gerald Ford is hon- 
orary chairman for the campaign 
to motivate Bible reading and 
study. Honorary chairmen in- 
clude James A. Farley. Dr. Billy 
Graham, the Rev. Theodore M. 
Hesburgh. Archbishop lakovos. 
Art Linkletter. George Meany. 
Mrs. Norman Vincent Peale. and 
Lawrence Cardinal Shehan. 

The text of Bishop Allin's 
statement is as follows: 

"T urge all Episcopalians to 
find some suitable way. individu- 
ally and together, to observe Na- 
tional Bible Week. Choose spe- 
cial readings for yourself Share 
your response to selected pas- 
sages with your family or house- 
hold. Include biblical research 

and parish Bible groups in your 


"At the center of our Christian 
heritage is the Bible as the record 
of God's revelation of Himself to 
us. We rejoice in the gifts of un- 
derstanding and interpretation 
given us by students of the Bible. 
Most of all. we rejoice in the 
guidance of the Holy Spirit who 
uses the written word to intro- 
duce us to our Lord Jesus 
Christ." Bishop Allin's state- 
ment continued. 

"As we approach our nation's 
Bicentennial, we Christians must 
be able and effective witnesses to 
God's will for justice as we en- 
counter it in the ongoing life of 
our nation. Study of the Bible is 
an indispensable part of this task. 

"I add my own personal tes- 
timony to the constant reneu al of 
strength and direction that Bible 
reading brings to my private and 
public ministry. 

December 1975 

Fagc i iirt . 





M Placed In North Carolina: 

Episcopal Church Resettles 
1,017 Refugees From Asia 

Teaching Mission Save Confederate Money!': 

Refugee Resettlement Office of 
the Episcopal Church Center has 
been instrumental in placing 
1,017 Southeast Asian refugees 
through Church World Service 
since early summer. Thirteen 
refugees have been settled in 
North Carolina. 

According to Mrs. Isis Brown, 
coordinator for the resettlement 
program, the largest number of 
resettled refugees has been in the 
Diocese of Los Angeles, with 
176, followed by the Diocese of 
Minnesota with 137. Through her 
office, she said, refugees have 
been resettled in 56 dioceses in 
the Episcopal Church. 

In addition to the 1,017 ref- 
ugees resettled through Church 
World Service, she pointed out, 
many refugees have been spon- 
sored through other voluntary 
agencies by parishes and indi- 
vidual Episcopalians. 

The Rev. Samir J. Habiby, 
Garden Grove, Calif., the West 
Coast Coordinator of the South- 
east Asian Refugee Resettlement 
Program of the Episcopal 
Church, reports that his office 
"can take credit for the sponsor- 
ship of at least 400 refugees, 90 
percent of whom were processed 
thorugh CWS." 

Mr. Habiby, a Palestinian 
Arab refugee himself, was 
granted a leave of absence from 
his parish in Garden Grove in 
order to coordinate the Episcopal 
Church's resettlement work at 
Camp Pendleton, Calif., from 
which 50 percent of all Southeast 
Asian refugees in this country 
have been placed. The estab- 
lishment of the West Coast office 
for three months was made pos- 
sible by an emergency grant of 
$8,355 by the Presiding Bishop's 
Fund for World Relief. 

As of September 27, CWS had 
placed 12,323 refugees and now 
has a revised minimum goal of 
15,000 refugees for resettlement 
before the phasing out of the 
program at the end of the year. 

Peter Bielak, a public affairs 
officer with the federal Inter- 
agency Task Force on Indochina 
Refugees, said that as of October 
1 , there were 25,938 refugees still 
awaiting placement — 14,222 at 
Fort Chaffee, Ark.; 6,955 at 
Camp Pendleton, Calif.; and 
4,761 at Fort Indiantown Gap, 
Pa. Under the Task Force's 
schedule. Camp Pendleton is to 
close by October 3 1 , followed by 
Fort Indiantown Gap at the end 
of November and Fort Chaffee 
by the end of December. 

Task Force On Seminarians 
Asks Better Evaluations 

hoc Task Force on the Evalua- 
tion of Seminaries has issued a 
report to the Episcopal Church's 
Board for Theological Education 
(BTE) calling for a "radically 
deeper understanding of the 
place of evaluation in the educa- 
tion of clergy." 

In its recent report to the BTE, 
the task force, chaired by Bishop 
George M. Alexander of Upper 
South Carolina, noted that the 
Church entrusts the evaluation of 
candidates for Holy Orders to the 
seminaries and, in certain cases, 
to presbyters who supervise the 
Candidates in their studies. 

The evaluation must provide 
diocesan bishops, standing 
committees, and commissions on 
ministry with sufficient informa- 
tion to enable them to make "a 
proper judgment about ordina- 
tion" of the candidates, the re- 
port said. 

Each student should be 
evaluated, the task force pointed 

out, on the basis of his knowledge 
of the content of subject matter, 
his ability to articulate and use 
that knowledge, and "other per- 
sonal qualities which suit him for 
ordination," such as "his re- 
sponse to authority" and "his 
emotional maturity." 

The student should examine 
himself, the report said, espe- 
cially in the area of his "spiritual 
growth and the approach to holi- 

A survey conducted by the 
task force indicated that 55 of the 
85 responding bishops visit their 
seminarians annually at the in- 
stitutions. In most cases mem- 
bers of diocesan standing com- 
mittees and commissions on 
ministry do not visit the semina- 
rians, largely because of financial 

The task force received a 
number of specific suggestions 
from bishops about how evalua- 
tions could be improved, it re- 

Chapel Is Consecrated At 
University Of The South 

The University of the South 

SEWANEE, Tenn. (DPS) — 
The God of the Episcopalians 
smiled benignly on Sewanee re- 
cently for the consecentration of 
All Saints' Chapel and commem- 
oration of Founders' Day. A bril- 
liant sun, balmy air and autumn 
foliage at its peak on the densely 
forested plateau added up to the 
most beautiful in recent local 

The Rt. Rev. John M. Allin, 
presiding bishop of the Episcopal 
r niirch and chancellor of the 

University of the South, per- 
formed the service of consecra- 
tion for which the university had 
waited 65 years. He began with 
the time-honored knocking on 
the front door of the large build- 
ing, which is called "chapel" be- 
cause it is the church of an in- 
stitution, the University of the 
South, which is owned by 24 
southern dioceses of the Epis- 
copal Church. 

Proceeding in two wings into 
the chapel were robed students of 
the choir and servers, chaplains 
and former chaplains of the uni- 
versity, members of the Chancel- 

CHARLOTTE — A Teaching 
Mission came to Saint Chris- 
topher's Episcopal Church at 
Charlotte during October. 

Led by the Rev. Jim Rade- 
baugh, rector of St. Luke's at Lin- 
colnton, the mission opened with a 
Friday night hymn sing and the 
first teaching on "Knowing 
Jesus." There was a covered dish 
parish supper that evening and a 
nursery was provided for younger 

On Saturday, Mr. Radebaugh 
and his wife, Joi, were available 
for counseling on an individual 
basis. That evening Mr. Rade- 
baugh gave the second teaching on 
"The Holy Spirit and You." On 
Sunday he led the adult class and 
spoke on "Here Am I — Send 
Me," at the main service. 

lor's Society (contributors of 
$10,000 or more to the university 
within the past year), faculties 
and officers of administration of 
the Sewanee Academy, the Col- 
lege of Arts and Sciences and the 
School of Theology, the regents 
and trustees present. 

Bishop William Jones of Mis- 
souri, newest bishop member of 
the board of trustees, preached 
the sermon and was awarded the 
honorary degree of Doctor of Di- 
vinity by the chancellor. Bishop 
Allin. Bishop Jones was cited as 
"combining evangelistic zeal, 
personal and spiritual depth, and 
managerial skills." He is an 
alumnus of the University of the 
South, as are Presiding Bishop 
Allin and his predecessor in that 
office. Bishop John E. Hines, 
who preached October 12 and de- 
livered two lectures at the School 
of Theology the following week. 

In his sermon Bishop Jones 
stressed the "community of 
saints, know and unknown, in the 
history of the Christian church 
and in the university, for whom 
this chapel was named." He 
cited the designers, people who 
gave money and the builders, and 
told the present faculty and stu- 
dent body that they are account- 
able in their persons, deeds and 
aspirations to all those who had 
made the day possible. 

Bishop Allin, speaking infor- 
mally, also touched on the sin- 
gling out of the Sewanee product. 
"Sewanee does more with her 
own than they realize," he said. 
Drawing a figure from horse rac- 
ing he said, "This university puts 
her colors upon us because she 
expects us to perform well." 

He gave special memorial rec- 
ognition to two outstanding 
alumni and benefactors who died 
recently and members of whose 
families were present, G. Cecil 
Woods of Chattanooga and Ben 
Humphreys McGee of Leland, 
Mississippi. He also praised Ar- 
thur Cockett, who was university 
personnel director before his re- 
cent sudden death. 

For the special occasion music 
by the University Choir and or- 
ganist was supplemented by a 
brass choir from Middle Tennes- 
see State University and drums 
by Robert Brodie, a student at 
the University School of Theol- 
ogy and director of the university 

Participating in the service 
were Dr. Edward McCrady, 
former vice-chancellor and mod- 
ifying architect of the All Saints' 
Chapel completion, who also 
personally carved or supervised 
the carving of much of its wood 
sculpture, and former chaplains 
the Rev. Joel Pugh, now rector of 
The Falls Church in Falls 
Church, Va., and the Very Rev. 
David Collins, dean of the 
Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. 

Church Union Leader Speaks 
Against Ordination Of Womei 

The Rev. Canon Charles H. Os- 
born spoke to the adult church 
school class of a Jackson church 
recently and someone asked him 
what he would suggest doing if 
women were ordained to the 
priesthood of the Episcopal 

"Save your confederate 
money," Mr. Osborn told them. 
Was he ready, indeed, to hoist 
the flag of secession in the stately 
halls of Episcopal history? Was 
he suggesting that the American 
Church Union create an uproar 
unequaled since King Henry VIII 
told the Pope that the Anglicans 
would do it their way? 

"Of course not," Osborn said 
and laughed. "We are not protes- 
tant; we are not going to leave the 

Certain the point was settled, 
the Canon then explained that the 
American Church Union (ACU), 
of which he is executive director, 
has no authority to make deci- 
sions for the constituency. They 
can only advise and offer leader- 
ship and guidance. 

But what about the ordination 
of women? 

"We can only hope," he said, 
"that the General Convention 
will again reject it." 

Later in the day. Canon Os- 
born cautioned communicants of 
St. Columb's parish against sec- 
ularism in the church. 

"Our seminaries have been 
turning out ordained social 
workers," he told them. "The 
ordination of women involves a 
major sacrament and this takes it 
out of the realm of social issues. ' ' 
"The church," he said, 
"should be getting on with its 
major mission of spreading the 

Mr. Osborn was in Jackson for 
the annual meeting of the 10,000 
member ACU. About 50 of the 

organization's leaders from 
throughout the nation were meet- 
ing at St. Columb's. 

The Rt. Rev. Duncan Gray, 
bishop of Mississippi, in greeting 
the group, said that though he 
was not a member of the organi- 
zation, "As the old saying goes, 
some of my best friends. ..." 

It was suggested that the or- 
ganization go after the votes in 
the House of Deputies in the 
forthcoming General Convention I 
that are undecided and thereby / 
block approval of women's ordi- 

Later, the body in a unanimous 
vote went on record as support- 
ing "wholeheartedly" Episcopa- 
lians United, a group that seeks flj 
to encompass all Episcopalians 
opposed to the ordination of wo- 

Mr. Osborn said later that ap- 
proval of the ordination of 
women should rest with the 
whole catholic church. "Since 
the decision affects catholic doc- 
trine and tradition, the decision 
should come from the entire 
catholic community. 

Another issue that has created 
some stir among many church- 
men, revisions in the Book of 
Common Prayer, met with less 
than excitement by the body. 
"Prayer book revision falls in the 
area where we have the liberty of 
disagreement, and when we have 
this liberty we should exercise 
it," Mr. Osborn said. 

On the subject of ordination, 
however, he feels one does not 
have this liberty. He thinks it is 
not debatable. It is wrong, pure 
and simple, he says. 

But while the ACU made it 
clear it is not considering the 
white flag of surrender, the group 
also made it plain it is not consid- 
ering the banner of rebellion. 
"We stand by the church," said 
Mr. Osborn. 

Thompson Children's Home 
Makes Filmstrip Available 

Thompson Children's Home 

CHARLOTTE— For almost 
90 years Episcopalians in North 
Carolina have provided help to 
children and their families 
through Thompson Children's 
Home here. 

One of the highlights of 1975 
was the successful return home 
for 18 boys and girls in care. This 
was made possible through the 
efforts of the families involved 
and dedicated staff members. 
When a child comes to Thomp- 
son to live, planning includes the 
family from the beginning. Fam- 
ily review conferences, counsel- 
ing services, trust-building, all 
are ingredients in the process of 
helping families to face and to 
work through problems. Changes 
do take place. It takes prayer, 
hard work by all involved, and 
financial resources to help 
families to be reunited. It is al- 
ways worth it! 

To help spread the story of the 
Church's work with families a 
sound filmstrip has been pro- 
duced. Entitled, "Making Lem- 
onade," it is 12 minutes in length 
and appropriate for a variety of 
church and civic groups. Eleven 
members of the Board of Mana- 
gers have offered their services 
to present the filmstrip to in- 
terested groups. Arrangements 

for a viewing of "Making 
Lemonade" can be made by con- 
tacting Bob Hawks, Box 25129, 
Charlotte, N. C, 28212 or any of 
the Board Members listed below: 

Mrs. Henry Modlin, Jr., 1805 
E. Walnut St. Goldsboro, 27530; 

The Rev. Webb Simons, Jr., 
1219 Forest Hills Drive, Wil- 
mington, 28401; 

The Rev. Robert Ladehoff, 
P. O. Box 722, Fayetteville, 

Thurman Starnes, 131 Provi- 
dence Rd., Charlotte, 28207; 

The Rev. Carl F. Herman, 
P. O. Box 10068, Greensboro, 

Haywood C. Smith, 3001 
Buena Vista Rd., Winston- 
Salem, 27106; 

Mrs. Ann Elliot, 3845 Chur- 
chill Rd., Charlotte, 28211; 

The Rev. T. C. Trively, 806 
College Ave., S. W., Lenoir, 

Kenneth T. Knight, 2620 Wells 
Ave., Raleigh, 27608; 

Heyward Bellamy, Jr., P. O. 
Box 3066, Charlotte, 28203; and 

The Rev. Frank Dunn, 3601 
Central Ave., Charlotte, 28205. 

The annual Thanksgiving Of- 
fering received in November 
provides almost 10 percent of the 
cost of operating the child care 
services of the Episcopal Church 
in North Carolina for one year. 

N.C. Churchman 

Ch u rch News Capsules i 


Fund Grants 

board of the Presiding Bishop's 
Fund for World Relief of the 
Episcopal Church has an- 
nounced the recent disbursement 
of $228,420 for hunger, emer- 
gency situation's, drought, refu- 
gees, and long-range develop- 

Many of the disbursements 
were for one-half or one-third of 
total grants. 

The largest single grant was to 
World Neighbors, an Oklahoma 
City-based organization estab- 
lished in 1952. which assists im- 
poverished persons in 28 de- 
veloping nations of Africa. Asia, 
and Latin America to raise more 
food, plan theirfamilies. improve 
their health and start small-scale 
industry. The Fund approved 
$70,000 for World Neighbors 
programs, with the Fund and 
St. John the Divine Church. 
Houston. Tex., each providing 

A high priority in the new 
grants was refugee resettlement, 
largely through the W orld Coun- 
cil of Churches and Church 
World Service. The funding was 
to aid refugees from. Cyprus and 
Haiti as well as southeast Asia. 

The Diocese of Los Angeles 
was granted S8.355 to enable it to 
establish a nev\ office of West 
Coast Coordinator for the South- 
east Asian Refugee Resettlement 
Program. Named to fill the coor- 
dinator post until October 1 was 
the Rev. Samir J. Habiby. who 
has been given a leave of absence 
from his Garden Grove. Calif., 
parish to assist in the resettle- 
ment program at Camp Pendle- 
ton. Appointed by Presiding 
Bishop John M. Allin. Mr. 
Habiby works under the supervi- 
sion of Bishop Robert C. Rusack 
of the Diocese of Los Angeles. 

The emergency grants in- 
cluded aid in response to a tor- 
nado (Oklahoma), a fire (North- 
ern Philippines), and floods 
(Lexington. Minnesota/North 
Dakota, and Brazil). 

Some of the development proj- 
ects funded w ere providing water 
resources (Dominican Republic. 
Niger. Sahel. Haiti. Honduras), a 
fishery project in Haiti, and a 
Bangladesh agricultural project. 

Other projects funded include 
a wide range of human need from 
a Canadian repatriation program 
for the Vietnam generation to 
planned parenthood. 

World hunger continues to be a 
high priority for funding by the 
Presiding Bishop's Fund. The 
new grants will continue to help 
to relieve critical situations 
caused by drought in such places 
as Haiti, Niger, and Sahel. as 
well as provide more direct aid in 
such dioceses as Central Tan- 
ganyika and Madras. Also in- 
cluded is a grant of S2.500 to the 
Diocese of Alabama's food pro- 
gram for senior citizens. 

As of July 31. more than SI. 5 
million has been received by the 
Presiding Bishop's Fund desig- 
nated for world hunger, of which 
$956,101.98 has been spent or 
committed. Total receipts for the 
Fund as of that date are 
$2,010,430.41. which is twice the 
amount received during all of 

The following grants were ap- 
proved between May 12 and Au- 
gust 8: 

December 1975 


NEW YORK— Presiding Bishop John AHin has fired the church's 
top Indian staff person. Dr. Chris C. Cavender, just four months after 
he took over the job as executive secretary of the National Committee 
for Indian Work. 

Allin said he fired Cavender because he wasn't willing to represent 
native Americans "in the planning and budgeting process of the 
church center staff." wasn't willing to share staff responsibilities and 
relationships, was "insulting and judgemental" to colleagues, and 
had "not been filling the job description." 


VATICAN CITY — The Vatican City newspaper L'Osservatore 
Romano has declared that use of a new male contraceptive pill and of 
a new type of contraceptive pill for women would be contrary to the 
teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. 

"The new (male) pill is to be considered in the same class as other 
contraceptives rejected by Church teaching as illicit ways to regulate 
births." lay editor Gino Concetti said in an article in the Vatican daily. 


CINCINNATI— Captain William Paddock, the Diocese of South- 
em Ohio's congregational development officer, for the next three 
years w ill serve as president of the Church Army in the United Scates. 

Captain Paddock, a member of the Church Army since 1939 and 
commissioned in 1941 , has been on the staff in the Ohio diocese since 


KANSAS CITY. Mo.— The Rev. M. Joseph Hirsch. vicar of the 
Church of the Redeemer. Kansas City. Mo.. Diocese of West Mis- 
souri, has left the Episcopal Church, taking with him a number of 
communicants variously reported as 25 to 50 in all. 

Hirsh gave four reasons for his decision to leave: 

The Church has refused to speak authoritatively against abortion 
(he is on the Board of Missouri Citizens for Life): 

The Church has refused to take canonical action to protect its 
integrity concerning the issue of ordination of women to the priest- 

The Church has a permissive attitude towards homosexuality; 
There is a w ave of doctrinal heresy about the virgin birth, the Holy 
Trinity, the Resurrection, and the inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. 


NEW YORK — The Dioceses of Dallas and Olympia will welcome 
new bishops following fall elections. 

The Rev. Robert E. Terwilliger will move from Trinity Institute, 
New York City, to Dallas. Texas, as sufi'ragan. Dr. Terwilliger 
founded Trinity Institute in 1967 as a special ministry of the Parish of 
Trinity Church. The Institute provides continuing theological educa- 

5/12/75 Northern Philippines: 
$500. Sagada Missionary 
School fire. 

5/13/75 Diocese of Central 
Tanganyika: S2.0(K). Contribu- 
tion for hunger. 

5/15/75 Church World Service: 
Indochina Refugees: SI 0.000. 
World Council of Churches 
emergency appeal. 

5/15/75 Church World Service: 
Dominican Republic: S2.500. 
Pump for Montecristi. 

5/15/75 Church World Service: 
Laos: S6.(X)0. Refugee reset- 
tlement special appeal ('/2 

5 15 75 National Council of 
Churches Division of Over- 
seas Ministry: S2.000. Chris- 
tian conference of Asia (hun- 
ger priority). 

5/15 75 National Council of 
Churches : Special Ministry' 
Vietnam Generation: S6.000. 
Canada Repatriation Program. 

5'15'75 National Council of 
Churches: S2.0(X). Leadership 
development program. 

5/20/75 Diocese of Lexington: 
S2.000. Emergency relief, flash 
flood. Pikeville. 

5/28/75 St. John the Divine: 
S2,00p. Refugee fund. Guam. 
Mariana islands(Vietnamese). 

5/30/75 Transfer of Funds: Dio- 
cese of Madras: S3 .000. Hun- 
ger emergency. 

6/18/75 Missionary Diocese of 
Haiti: S5.000. Drought in 
Cap-Haitien area. 

6/18/75 Church World Service: 
$4,000. Haiti drought relief. 

6/25/75 Ag Missions (NCCl 
DOM): $21,500. Rural training 
programs, agriculture de- 

velopment ('/2 payment). 

6/27-75 Interreligious Task 
Force/U. S. Food Policy: 
SI, 500. Legislation in Wash- 
ington related to U. S. food 
policy ('/2 payment). 

6/27/75 Church World Service: 
India CMAI: S3. 750. Planned 
parenthood {Vi payment). 

6121/75 Church World Service: 
Cyprus: S2.500. Refugee pro- 
gram ('/2 payment). 

6/27/75 Church World Service: 
Niger (Toukounous): S2.000. 
Repair fence, relating to 
drought (Vi payment). 

6/27 75 Church World Service: 
Niger (Toukounous): $7,500. 
(Continued on page 8) 

tion and annual conferences for Episcopal clergy. Dr. Terv. iger su 
plans to direct the 1976 conference in January. 

The Rev. Robert H. Cochrane, rector of Christ Church. lacoma. 
Wash. , doesn't have to move that far to become Bishop Coadjutor of 
Olympia in Seattle. 


GENEVA, Switzerland — The Fifth Assembly of the World Coun- 
cil of Churches, scheduled November 23 to December 10 in Nairobi, 
Kenya, promises to be the 26 year old ecumenical organization's most 
"inclusive policy-making gathering." say WCC sources. 

The 2.500 participants w ill include 700 delegates from 271 member 
churches in 90 countries (a Council record) along with advisers, 
observers, guests, press members, and staff persons. 


BUFFALO, N.Y.— Presiding Bishop John M. Allin named the Rt. 
Rev. J. Stuart Wetmore. suffragan bishop of the Diocese of New 
York: the Rev. Geoffrey R. Skrinar. rector of St. Andrew's Church. 
Staten Island: and the Rt. Rev. David K. Leighton. bishop of the 
Diocese of Maryland : as a delegation to the canonization of Elizabeth 
Ann (Bayley) Seton. held recently in the Vatican. 

The move came in response to a letter from the Most Rev. Joseph 
L. Bemardin. archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of 


NEW YORK (DPS) — Eighty-seven grants totalling SI .528. 183.24 
have been announced by the United Thank Offering (UTO) Commit- 
tee of the Episcopal Church. This includes reallocated funds in the 
amount of S26.656. 13. together with the 1975 offering in the amount of 
SI .501 .527. 1 1 . which is the highest total since at least 1967. The total 
1974 offering was $1 .343.456.35. Among the grants is an allocation to 
the "Tree House" of Chapel Hill. N. C. which deals with youth 

The grants, ranging in amounts from $3,000 to S55.000. were made 
to projects in both domestic and overseas dioceses of the Episcopal 
Church, as well as programs w hich cross diocesan lines both in and 
outside the U.S. The offering is allocated annually in the fall to be 
used the following year for mission and ministry projects in the 
Episcopal Church and other member churches of the .Anglican Com- 
munion. The UTO committee is made up of one elected representa- 
tive from each of nine provinces of the Church, plus two members 
from the former committee, and one from the Executive Council. 

Bishop Moore 

(Continued from page 1) 

me to serve Him as a bishop in 
another area of His vineyard. I 
accept His call in joyful obedi- 
ence and offer Him all that I am 
and have for His Service. 

"I have asked Bishop Eraser 
not to plan any diocesan event in 
commemoration of our depar- 
ture. Florence and I find it dif- 
ficult to say. "Farewell." and we 
would prefer to leave quietly and 
unobtrusively. Several of you 
have mentioned the possibility of 
a parting gift. If you would like 
to do something which would 
please both of us very much, w e 
would suggest you make a gift 
to the Bishop's Scholarship Fund 
at Saint Augustine's College." 
Bishop Moore's departure mes- 
sage continued. 

"As soon as the date for my 
institution as the Seventh Bishop 
of Easton has been set. we will let 
you know . We hope that some of 
you can co'me and help us celeb- 
rate the occasion. You w ill find a 
warm welcome awaits you. You 
w ill be frequently in our thoughts 
and prayers, and we hope that 
you will remember us in yours. 

"St. Paul expresses our feel- 
ings so well when he wrote. "1 
thank my God for every remem- 
brance of you. always in every 
prayer of mine for you all making 
request w ith Joy. for your fellow- 
ship in the Gospel from the first 
day until now , being confident of 
this very thing, that He which 
hath begun a good work in you 
will perform it until the day of 
Jesus Christ." 

"Let us go forth in the Name 
of Christ. Thanks be to God." 
Bishop Moore concluded. 

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Page Seven 

Stronqer Homes Aim Of Twin City Project: 

Grant Helps Parents To Teach Children 

Vicar, St. Anne's, Winston-Salem 

help of a $3,000 grant from the 
Parish Grant Committee of The 
Episcopal Diocese of North Car- 
olina St. Anne's and the West 
End Community Nursery 
(WECN) in Winston-Salem have 
been helping parents learn to 
teach their own children. 

The WECN is an experimental 
educational program for two and 
three year old children living in 
the center of the city, an area of 
severe poverty. From its begin- 
ning in 1970, the WECN has 
worked closely with parents, of- 
fering many the opportunity to 
serve as paid parent aids and 
forming an active parent organi- 
zation. Since children are trans- 
ported to and from the half-day 
nursery by the staff, there is daily 
contact between the school and 

St. Anne's is one of several 
churches which help support the 
WECN with volunteer service of 
time and talent as well as dollars. 
In 1974, St. Anne's applied for 
and received a grant from the 
Parish Grant Committee to ena- 
ble the nursery to intensify its 
work with parents in a program of 
Parent Involvement in the Home 

During the summer of 1974, the 
most concentrated part of PITH 
began. Under the direction of 
Nancy Kibler, the WECN direc- 
tor, workshops were held every 
two weeks through out the sum- 
mer. Parents and children both 
attended the three hour sessions, 
in which the parents learned 
techniques for use at home with 
their children, and then practiced 
some of them with the children. 
In the next week, the director or 
her assistant visited the families 
in their homes to support the par- 
ents, answer questions, and 
clarify objectives. 

While the initial group of par- 
ents choosing to participate was 
smaller than had been anticipated 
it was felt that the first phase was 
successful for those who took 
part. Families who chose not to 
come in to the workshops still re- 
ceived visits in their home. 

In the fall, the PITH program 
continued with several work- 
shops at which the parents were 
invited to make learning toys for 
the children. Frequent newslet- 
ters were sent to assist the pa- 
rents in becoming more aware of 
nursery activities and in-home 
visits were made with each fam- 
ily at least three times during the 
year. Each home was given scis- 
sors and crayons for the child, 
and copies of "Richard Scarry's 
Best Word Book Ever" and 
"Weekly Reader Surprise" leaf- 
lets, donated for the program. 

"We're working to involve the 
parents, to get their ideas and 
creativity," Mrs. Kilber says. 
"We can help them realize their 
strengths and those of their chil- 
dren, and improve their self- 
esteem. We concentrate on lan- 
guage skills — talking to the chil- 
dren and reading to them, and 
also work on cutting, coloring 
and games the family can play." 

A preliminary report compar- 
ing children in the WECN with 
children in other day schools has 
given encouraging results. The 
Wesi End children came from 
significantly poorer home envi- 
ronmentsthan theotherchildren, 
but after two years were perform- 

ing at an IQ level equal to the 
other children. Their home envi- 
ronments were appraised and 
showed a great improvement. Al- 
though there may have been 
other factors, the "results 
suggest that a major result of the 
West End program may have 
been to raise the home learning 

environments of the children." 
The PITH program has been a 
continuation and expansion of 
the program which produced 
these results. 

Although the grant has been 
spent, much of the staff activity 
and contact with the parents con- 
tinues. The final evaluation of the 

grant program indicated that the 
parents were pleased with what 
happened to their children and to 
themselves, and felt that the 
cooperation of teacher, child, 
and parent was very helpful to 
the child. 

For the members of St. Anne's 
who have been giving themselves 


Raleigh Parish Goes Back Into History: 

St. John's Host For Eucharist 



St. Mark's, Raleigh 

morning of July 27, 1975, the 
congregation of St. Mark's Epis- 
copal Church drove from Raleigh 
to make Eucharist in the restored 
St. John's Church, Williams- 
boro, perhaps for the first time 
this century. I expected a morn- 
ing of cotton-candy nostalgia, but 

our Rector, Keith Reeve, had 
other ideas. 

My first hint of the shock to 
come was the boxed-in pews, 
each box large enough to hold a 
much bigger family than I would 
ever want. When someone men- 
tioned that the slaves would have 
sat on benches in the wide center 
aisle, my discomfort increased. 1 
was cut off from the people in 
other boxes, and too close to the 

few who shared my box. The 
sense of community I usually feel 
on Sunday morning was shat- 
tered. As the service began, I did 
not sense the ceremony and 
majesty that the language can 
usually evoke. Instead, I peopled 
the empty aisle with slaves, and 
wondered if they could make any 
sense of this style of worship. 

As the Rector towered over me 
in the high pulpit on the North 
Wall, he was suddenly no longer 
"Keith," but "Father Reeve." I 
was ready to resent any nostalgia 
this stranger might impose on 
me. Then Keith spoke, and in a 
few words broke down the walls 
of the pew boxes and leveled the 
lofty pulpit. He said "I had 
wanted to read a sermon that 
might have been delivered from 
this pulpit 200 years ago, but 
none of them made any sense to 

Together again now, we all 
explored the very real differ- 
ences between us and the first 
congregation to make Eucharist 
here. An 18th century rector who 
had spoken on the Gospel of the 
Mustard Seed described his con- 
gregation as seeds. He stressed 
how small and frail a seed is, and 
how all the little details of food, 
water, and soil must be cared for 
so the seed will grow. Today, a 
clergyman is more likely to look 
at the growth process, comparing 
events in our lives to the tree's 
stages of growth. Instead of con- 
centrating on the daily details of 
sinless living, he describes a 
lifetime of growing and becom- 
ing. In recent years we have 
learned to synthesize rather than 
analyze, to see the forest called 
"the system" without being 
blinded by the trees. The idea 
that there is only one right way to 
live has yielded to the concept of 
changing behavior to fit changing 
circumstances in order to love 
and to respond appropriately to 
the Gospel — here and now. 

My imaginary slaves, lulled if 

to the West End Community 
Nursery for almost five years, 
the grant was affirmation and en- 
couragement. But more than 
that, we have learned once again 
that working with and for chil- 
dren is one of God's richest bles- 
sings in itself. God bless the chil- 

Fund Grants 

(Continued from page 7) 
Increase water production (Vi/ 

6/27/75 Church World Service: 
Sahel: $3,000. World Council 
of Churches ecumenical team, 
irrigation development (V^ 

6/27/75 Church World Service: 
Haiti: $2,500. Water resources 
(Vi payment). 

6/27/75 Church World Service: 
Dominican Republic: $1,750. 
All-terrain vehicle (Vi pay- 

6/27/75 Church World Service: 
India AFPRO: $3,750. Spare 
parts for American equipment 
in India (Vi payment). 

6/27/75 Church World Service: 
Bangladesh: $12,500. Agricul- 
tural project (V2 payment). 

6/27/75 St. Andrew's Episcopal 
Church (Oklahoma): $500. 
Tornado damage to church. 

117)115 Diocese of Los Angeles: 
$2,785. West Coast Resettle- 
ment Indochina Refugees (V6 

7/1 1/75 Diocese of West Texas: 
$3,000. Matching grant for 
water well, Honduras. 

l/3\/15 Diocese of Los An- 
geles: $2,785. West Coast Re- 
settlement Indochina Refugees 
(V6 payment). 

7/31/75 Diocese of Alabama: 
$2,500. Matching grant for 
senior citizens food program 
for shut-ins (Greater Birming- 
ham Ministries). 

8/5/75 Christian Community 
Service Agency: $5,000. Hai- 
tian Refugee Center, Miami 
(final payment). 

8/7/75 Diocese of Central Bra- 
zil: $4,000. Aid to flood victims 
in Recife, Brazil. 

Giving Tip 

RALEIGH — Have you 
seen the "Alternate Cele- 
brations Catalogue" yet? 

"This catalogue contains 
a marathon of ideas on how 
we can put ourselves (our 
lifestyles) into our giving," 
according to the Rev. Max S. 
Matthews, director of Chris- 
tian social relations for the 
Diocese of North Carolina. 

"A copy has been sent to 
the priest-in-charge of each 
congregation and all chair- 
men of CSM committees. If.< 
they have not already done 
so, ask them to share their 
copy with you," Mr. Mat- 
thews suggests. 

not taught by the service, were 
now totally confused. This man 
from the future made no sense to 
them at all. I thought "If I could 
hear the sermon preached here a 
century hence, would I under- 
stand? Could 1 even make sense 
out of a sermon preached 65 
years from now? 

Wait a minute! With advances 
in medicine, I might well he here 
65 years from now." 

Future shock! 





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Bishop Calls For Sharing' Life Style: 

Challenge To Care' Is Theme Of 
Convention At Winston -Salem 

Churchman Editorial Board 

A note of challenge — a chal- 
lenge to care — set the theme 
for the 159th Diocesan Conven- 
tion. Hosted by the Episcopal 
parishes of Winston-Salem, the 
convention met on the first week- 
end in February at that city's con- 
vention center. 

Challenge came first in Bishop 
Fraser's address, "to a life style 
that will save others by sharing;"' 
and to the Church to "abandon 
its consuming concern with its 
housekeeping and to assist the na- 
tion with its crises of food, energy 
and unemployment." There were 
other challenges: 

"To take seriously the words 
of the Gospel, 'By their fruits ye 


. . • Delivers Opening Address 

shall know them." If the fruit is 
loving and caring, then ye shall 

"That we who are baptized in 
the name of Christ Jesus must 

learn to stand against the tide of 
oppression and hatred and neglect 
and to demonstrate the gentle 
presence of love so that we can in 
some measure profess to be the 
Body of Christ, the Bishop de- 

Chancellor John Caldwell of 
N. C. State University, speaking 
at the convention banquet, chal- 
lenged the delegates to face the 
hard facts of the world food short- 
age. He painted a stark pi>.iurc of 
imminent disaster and tragedy 
unless some drastic action is 
taken to control the accelerating 
population. The two convention 
meals, the evening banquet and 
the midday luncheons, were 
meatless reminders of the food 
(Continued on page 5) 


Convention Highlight: 

Here's Full Text Of 
The Bishop's Add es. 

?liit4i?S^ Note: Following is the address by The Rt. Rev. 
|\V ! cT-homas A. Eraser, bishop of the Diocese of N. C. at the recent 
Annu^-f^onvention, Benton Center. Winston-Salem. 

In the name of God. Amen. 

One of thejast questions asked at the close of our 1974 Conven- 
tion ^^j, UheW can we get some gas? I doubt that any one delegate 
"^'gntfei^ated the changes that would take place before this Convention. 
When we looked for gas last January we were not aware of the e.xtent 
of the energy crisis or its influence on the economy, employment, 
or the production of food. Neither were we aware that within the 
year our government would fall and a new government would take 
over. The true significance of this event will only be revealed in 
the years to come. The fact that it took place within the system is 
to the credit of the people and the nation. There were no crowds 
or troops in the streets and no bullets fired. The democratic process 
worked. There was no coup, no riot, and no buildings boarded up. 
It took place within the system. The nation sadly watched one 
President leave the White House and rejoiced as another was sworn 
into office. We are living in challenging times and there is good 
evidence that we are equal to the challenge. 

There is one challenge that may be with us longer than the life 
of any one person present today in this Convention Center. That is 
the challenge to provide food for the rapidly expanding population 
of the world. 

This subject was first brought to my attention by the preacher 
at my consecration in 1960. Dr. Mollegen spoke about food, popula- 
tion growth, energy and war as though he was looking into a crvstal 
ball. He foretold how the population of Mexico would double in 
the next ten years, how food and energy shortages would challenge 
men and nations. He spoke of the dangers of war. It sounded like 
a novel about the future and it was hard to believe. 

As the years rolled by we began to learn how inflation was forc- 
ing people on relief and pensions to find their meat supplements 
in canned pet food. Commentators were saying that we would be 
able to see people die of starvation on color T.V. International agen- 
( Continued on page 2) 

Caldwell Relates Stark Facts: 

Human Disaster Looms Large 
On Food Front Of The World 

Editor's Note: Here is the January 31, 1975 address by Dr. 
John T. Caldwell, chancellor of North Carolina State University 
during the Diocesan convention at the Benton Center in Winston- 

Editor's Note: In keeping with its continuing efforts to produce the kind 
of publication Mhich will be of the greatest possible use to the Diocese of North 
Carolina. The Editorial Board is doing two new things with this issue : First, 
inaugurating a new feature. "Church News Capsules.*' on Page 7; and sec- 
ond, publishing the February issue on a one-time trial basis in tabloid form 
rather than in the usual magazine format. Readers are invited to use the form 
below in voicing their reactions. 

Tear Off Here 

The Editorial Board 
N. C. Churchman 
P. O. Box 18445 
Raleigh, N. C. 27609 

As a member of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of North Carolina I would 
like to express my opinion on the two "new looks'* in the February issue of 
our diocesan publication. As for the experimental use of a tabloid format on 
a one-issue basis ... 

( ) I favor the new tabloid format; ( ) I prefer the magazine format. 

As for the new "Church Ncms Capsules** feature on Page 7 . . . 

( ) I favor a national news feature; ( ) I am not that interested. 


"Lord, bless this food to the use of our bodies and us to 
Thy service, and make us ever mindful of the needs of others. 
In Christ's name. Amen." 

There is no telling how many times daily this prayer is said 
in the homes of America and at the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs. 
Do we mean it? Or is it ritual? 

ing it are fraught with apparent 
limitations. The reason I say "ap- 
parent" is that the facts as we 
know them, physical limitations 
on productivity as we now com- 
prehend them and human be- 
havior being as perverse as it of- 
ten is, it looks like we are headed 
for human disaster on the world 
food front. In order to be hopeful 
that we can avoid catastrophe, we 
will have to draw upon resources 
of faith and commitment that go 
far beyond the apparent state of 
awareness and commitment that 
now characterizes world thought. 

... Dinner Speaker 

May I presume that we in this 
room partake fairly well of the af- 
fluence of our enormously pro- 
ductive economy and notably our 
agriculture. By any generalized 
world standard, we are among the 
affluent. I assume also that this 
audience reads and views tele- 
vision, and therefore that we are 
made "mindful of the needs of 
others." I make one more as- 
sumption: that mindful as we 
may be of the needs of others, 
even when those needs are as dire 
as in the present and in the pre- 
dictable future, we don't exactly 
know what to do about it. And 
we don't have anybody pointing 
us, leading us into practical paths. 

Hunger in the world is a stark 
fact and the prospects for reliev- 

At the risk of hammering on 
some facts many of you have al- 
ready heard and absorbed in your 
intelligent living, I must neverthe- 
less restate some basics that con- 
front you and me about popula- 
tion and hunger on this planet. 

The first facts are demo- 
graphic. We are talking about 
people and their basic need for 
survival. So we are talking first 
about numbers of mouths and 
stomachs — and lives. What are 
the facts? 

By 1 850 the first billion people 
were alive at one time in the 
wodd. By 1930, 80 years later, 
we had become 2 billion bodies. 
By 1975, only 45 years later, we 
had passed 4 billion. By the year 
(Continued on page 2) 

Official Publication 
r.'ocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser 
0 ■ ' D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. M -jltrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 
Editor and Chairman 
Division of Information 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve, The 
Ven. Robert N. Davis, Mrs. 
Margaret S. Knight, Wil- 
liam B. Wright, George E. 
London and Mrs. Margaret 
Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

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Full Text Of Bishops Address 

( Continued from page 1 ) 

cies forecast that half of the world's population would be living in 
perpetual hunger by 1974, and in 1975 the famine would start to 
grow in geometric progressions. 

Early last spring, I began to search for hard evidence and found 
it in articles by Jack Anderson, in Newsweek, Time, Lester Brown, 
Norman Borlaug, Television documentaries, the United Nations and 
in Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico. I presented this subject to the 
House of Bishops meeting in Mexico and the response has been tre- 
mendous. One diocese has already contributed 10 percent of a ten 
million dollar legacy to help relieve hunger, and the Executive Coun- 
cil is conducting a study and training program on food and hunger 
in conjunction with the National Council of Churches. 


But what can a single person do with this overpowering problem? 
It has many facets — food, forests, fish, and petroleum. There are prob- 
lems of feeding and oil production. But behind all of these problems 
is life style, and life style is our business. Fasting, prayer, and shar- 
ing with those in need are at the heart of our life style. Each of us 
can help by doing our thing as churchmen. One concrete result' 
would be that we would avoid waste — waste of food at parish sup- 
pers and at home, waste of energy in heating and lighting empty 
churches and parish houses, avoid the use of fertilizer on church and 
rectory lawns, just for starters. In a world where we are among the 
20 per cent who use 80 per cent of all resources, we can witness 
to a life style that will save others by sharing. My fervent prayer is 
that we will act constructively before man's selfishness causes him to 
try to solve this problem foolishly by going to war. 

Tonight Dr. John Caldwell will speak to this world problem and 
challenge from a much broader and more informed and factual point 
of view. 

There is a gift for each clerical delegate to this Convention at 
the registration booth. It is a book, entided "Something Beautiful 
for God" and is related to this and other subjects. My only request 
is that you read it, pass it on to your lay delegates, and put it in 
your parish library. This book about Mother Teresa by the well- 
known English journalist Malcolm Muggeridge brings to us the in- 
spiration and motivation that I feel the world needs for the challenges 
before us. The Church should be providing this inspiration and this 
modvation everywhere. I commend it to you. 

Now for some immediate concerns I need to share with you: 
First, CAHD — Community Action and Human Development. 

This is the National Church's grant program which replaced GCSP, 
the General Convendon Special Program. As most of you know, 
the Diocesan House has stayed constanUy in close communication with 
all clergy and senior wardens throughout the past three years keeping 
them informed of grant requests and how they have been handled. 
The diocese has developed its own procedures for grant applications 
which involves the participation of a local committee composed of all 
the clergy and senior wardens in the area from which an application 
is received. The local committee makes a study of the applicadon, 
the field appraisal, the agency and reports to the Standing Committee 
which, in turn, advises the Bishop. 


We felt that we had reached a point in handling grants where our 
procedures were clear to everyone involved both on the diocesan and 
on the Executive Council level. With the change of the' national 
program we have found that we have lost ground on the National 
Church level and, as you know from your correspondence, I, along 
with the president of the Standing Committee, am trying to clarify 
this situation both with the new Presiding Bishop and with the leader- 
ship of Community Action and Human Development. 

In this process it has become clear to me that a lot of our effort 
in studying grant applications is a waste of time. I cannot estimate 
the man-hours, the patience, the expense that is involved in sending 
( Con tinued on page 4 ) 

/'une Two 

Human Disaster 

( Continued from page 1 ) 

2000, only 25 years away, the 
world's population will reach 6V2 
to 7 billion. This is not a careless 
projecdon of what might be. It is 
what will be. The demographic 
calculations are clear. There are 
enough people now living who 
are in or will move into the child 
bearing ages and who will have 
children to make this estimate 

We need to nail this down as 
a first fact on the "demand" or 
"need" side of the ledger. Noth- 
ing in recent years or in the pres- 
ent efforts of nations with regard 
to family planning encourages us 
to believe that in this next 25 
years a lower figure than 6V2 bil- 
lion can be anticipated. 

It is a sad commentary on lead- 
ership and communications that 
so few people comprehend that a 
population growth rate of 2 per- 
cent annually produces a dou- 
bling of the populadon in 35 
years. In the year 1972 alone, 
world population increased by 71 
million. At the World Population 
Conference in Bucharest last 
August the headlined rhetoric 
was politically motivated and de- 
liberately critical of the developed 
world. But during the ten-day pe- 
riod when one of the Conference 
working groups was trying to 
soften references to population 
growth, world population in- 
creased almost two million! 

It is necessary, however, to 
describe another dimension to the 
demand side of the ledger. Af- 
fluency leads to much greater 
food consumpdon. Take these 
paragraphs from Lester Brown's 
book By Bread Alone: 

In the developing countries of 
Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 
the per capita availability of grain 
is only about 400 pounds per 
year, or about a pound per day. 
When only this much grain is 
available, nearly all of it must be 
consumed directly to meet mini^ 
mal energy needs. In North 
America, by contrast, the average 
person consumes nearly one ton 
of grain per year. . . . Of this, 
about 200 pounds is consumed 
directly in the form of bread, pas- 
tries, and breakfast cereals. Most 
of the remainder is consumed in- 
directly, in the form of meat, 
milk, and eggs. Also included in 
indirect per capita consumption is 
35 pounds of grain in the form 
of domestically produced alco- 
holic beverages, principally beer 
and bourbon. 

Thus the average ' North 
American requires roughly five 
dmes the agricultural resources 
needed by an Indian, a Colom- 
bian, or a Nigerian. 

So Lester Brown summarizes 
the demand picture in these 

If, for purposes of discussion, 
we accept the U.N. Medium pro- 
jection of a population of 6.5 bil- 
lion by the end of the century, 
and if we assume an average glo- 
bal food-consumption level ap- 
proximating that currently pre- 
vailing in Western Europe 
{nearly a half ton of grain per 
person each year), we can project 
a need for almost 3 billion tons of 
grain annually, or roughly 2.5 
times current output, by the year 
2000. World population growth 
alone — with no increase in per 
capita food intake — would re- 
quire an increase of nearly one 
billion tons of grain per year, or 
roughly four times the current 
production of North America. 

Before leaving the statisdcs 
which describe the demand side 
of the supply-demand ledger in 
average per capita requirements, 


let us state one caudon. You 
have all heard, I am sure, the ob- 
servation on the use of the term 
"average," to wit, the man 
drowned trying to cross a river 
whose average depth was only 
five feet. The economic systems 
which characterize most of the 
world do not operate to guarantee 
an average availability of food to 
every person in the economy. We 
even have hunger and malnutri- 
tion in our great and affluent 
North America whose average 
consumption of food is the high- 
est in the world. Hunger which 
characterizes a fourth of the hu- 
man race is, to be sure, concen- 
trated in the poor or developing 
countries. In each of these coun- 
tries a handful may eat well. Most 
eat poorly or worse or starve. 

Now let's discuss the supply 
side of the ledger. What are the 

Total food producdon has in- 
creased gready in the less de- 
veloped countries in recent dec- 

Dates April 29-30: 

ades. These recorded increases 
have frequenriy given rise to the 
misunderstanding that the world 
can continue to accommodate 
population growth without dan- 
ger. Two factors make this as- 
sumption catastrophically er- 
roneous. One has already been 
mentioned, that is, the failure to 
understand the populadon explo- 
sion which will produce new bil- 
lions of people in' a very short 
space of time. The other factor is 
the failure to understand the limi- 
tadons on further expansion in 
world food production. 

In the less developed countries 
where the population explosion is 
most dramatic, the increase in 
total food producdon has trans- 
lated into no increase in per 
capita food production. The low 
percapita availability and con- 
sumpdon of food in these coun- 
tries is therefore unrelieved. 

Let us talk about the total 
world producdon picture. In the 
mid-1930's Western Europe was 

Churchwomen Announce 
Annual Meeting Plans 

. . . ECW Speaker 

Mrs. Rose Flannagan of Hen- 
dersouj president of the Episco- 
pal Churchwomen, made the fol- 
lowing report at the Winston- 
Salem convention: 

"I requested this brief time on 
the agenda, not to give a report, 
but to make an announcement of 
a coming event on the Church- 
women's calendar, that we hope 
will have a far reaching effect. 
I could not resist the opportunity 
to reach a captive audience, 
knowing how poor communica- 
tion often is through the written 
word. So many printed letters and 
publications go immediately to 
"file 13" or are lost in stacks on 
our desks. 

"In accordance with the his- 
toric tradition of the Church- 
women, we are again reaching out 
into somewhat uncharted waters. 

(At least in this Diocese). The 
Episcopal Churchwomen's An- 
nual Meedng, at Christ Church, 
Charlotte on April 29-30 will 
simplify its business as much as 
possible in order to feature a 
"Presentation on Renewal and 
the Charismatic Movement." Un- 
der the leadership of the Rt. Rev. 
William G. Weinhauer, bishop 
coadjutor of the! Diocese of West- 
ern North Carolina, we will look 
at the subject on an intellectual, 
biblical, and theological basis," 
Mrs. Flannagan said. 

"Renewal is i, a contemporary 
theme. Many of our parishes have 
held "Faith Alive" weekends and 
1 understand that North Carolina 
had one of the largest delegations 
attending the National Confer- 
ence on Renewal in Atlanta in 
October. However, the coming 
event for the Churchwomen will 
be the first time it has been pre- 
sented on diocdsan level. 

"The Churchwomen's Annual 
Meeting is not, a closed meeting. 
We do have ' delegates coming 
from each parish and mission, but 
we always invite the clergy and 
others are welcome as visitors. 
We hope majjy of you will come. 

"I wanted lio speak to you of 
our plans for the very simple rea- 
son that Renewal can not take 
place at the diocesan level. It, can 
only take place on the parish 
level. We hope to plant a seed in 
Charlotte — the nurture of that 
seed and its final harvest will be 
in your hands," Mrs. Flannagan 

N. C. Churchman 

Pastoral Letter Sent To Clergy, Wardens: 

Bishop Urges Action On Hunger 


the only region in the world a net 
importer of food. Let me say that 
again: In the mid 1930's Western 
Europe was the only region of the 
world recorded as a net importer 
of food. But by 1973 only North 
America (the United States and 
Canada), plus to a small extent 
Australia and New Zealand, was 
a regional exporter of food. In 
1973, a good check date. North 
America exported 88 million 
metric tons of food. This means 
that all the rest of the world were 
and are net importers. 

There are two obvious ways to 
increase the total production of 
food. One is to increase the culti- 
vated acreage; the other is to in- 
crease the output of the acreage. 
(I am leaving out of this analy- 
sis the suggestion of new ocean 
frontiers as a food source, but will 
say in passing that the prospects 
of turning to the oceans is being 
seriously discounted by present 
declines in world fish catches due 
to overfishing and pollution.) 

"Sub-Saharan Africa and the 
Amazon Basin of Brazil are the 
only regions with sizable portions 
of well-watered, potentially ar- 
able land, and there is little doubt 
that cropland will expand there." 
(Lester Brown's By Bread 
Alone.) But expansion of crop- 
land in these tropical areas is of- 
ten not feasible for a combination 
of technological and economic 

I have just returned from. 
Iran. When the persent dams un- 
der construction are com- 
pleted (which will make several 
millions of acres of dry land new- 
ly cultivable), the limit of water 
availability will have been 
reached. Apparently the Soviet 
Union is studying how to reverse 
the flow of some rivers or tribu- 
taries to bring water to some of 
their desert areas. And when this 
is done the limits will have been 
reached. In the total picture these 
recent and projected expansions 
are relatively small — a drop in 
the bucket. Already the popula- 
tion growth in the South-Sahara 
that led to overgrazing has 
brought the desert into a threat- 
ening relationship to an addi- 
tional one hundred million peo- 
ple. Pressure on land in parts of 
India has led to deforestation 
with consequent flooding and the 
silting up of irrigation systems. 
These illustrations emphasize the 
point that there is no substantial 
acreage of new land available 
outside parts of Africa and parts 
of the Amazon Basin, and' even 
these pose great difficulty and ex- 

So what about increasing pro- 
duction per acre? Well, what are 
the prospects? What about mira- 
cle wheat and miracle rice? What 
about the green revolution? Well, 
what about it? Here are some 

The much advertised green 
revolution in Asia and in other 
parts of the world rested upon 
new wheat, rice, and corn va- 
rieties. But the Mexican variety 
of miracle wheat (Sonora 64) 
without fertilizer does not equal 
the yield of traditional varieties. 
Miracle wheat produces miracle 
results only with substantial in- 
puts of fertilizer, nitrogen being 
the predominant element. The 
same is true of miracle rice (IR- 
8). In 1946 the average yield of 
corn in the United States was 34 
bushels per acre. In 1972 it was 
81 bushels per acre. Essentially 
all of that increase is represented 
in the application of plant food, 
again predominantly nitrogen. 
Nitrogen rests primarily on the 
availability of fossil fuel, mainly 
natural gas. Even the extraction 
of nitrogen from the air requires 

enormous applications of electri- 
cal energy. We are talking about 
grains which are the principal 
items in world commerce with 
corn a poor third and soybeans 
moving up, and which are either 
consumed directly or consumed 
through animal products. In the 
United States and Canada and a 
few other developed spots, the 
yields per acre have already 
reached the point that further 
yields can be achieved only at 
uneconomic applications of ener- 
gy. The point to be made is that 
increased production per acre 
must take place in the underde- 
veloped countries, that this in- 
crease will depend absolutely 

. . . Presents Budget 

upon the economic availability of 
fossil fuels and energy. When we 
say "economic availability" we 
are positing fertilizer production 
facilities, energy to operate them, 
and natural gas and oil at an ac- 
ceptable price. We are also as- 
suming other technological inputs 
and management practices. 

In 1971 per capita energy con- 
sumption in the 15 most popu- 
lous nations showed the United 
States at 11,244 kilograms and 
the next two at 5,507 and 5,203. 
India was 186 and Nigeria 59. 
U. S. consumption was 191 times 
that of Nigeria! Is it not, there- 
fore, relevant to say that there is 
a relationship between the 
amount of gas consumed in the 
operation of a two-ton automo- 
bile utilized by an American 
housewife driving to the grocery 
store and the availability of food 
for survival in Bangladesh? This 
apparently remote relationship 
will become a more critical and 
obvious reality from year to year 
to year from now on. 

Since the green revolution was 
launched, it has suffered crippling 
blows in the quadrupling of ener- 
gy costs. Even without this disas- 
trous development, the most the 
green revolution could have ac- 
complished in brightening up the 
long-range picture would have 
been to buy some time — say 15 
years — during which hopefully 
the exploding population coun- 
tries might have brought this de- 
mand factor under some sort of 
control or prospective control. 

The United States has the 
most productive agriculture in the 
world. It is based upon good land 
in a temperate zone, an abun- 
dance of water, a sophisticated 
technology, a system of capital 
accumulation and credit, and the 
individual enterprise system. 
None of these factors can be' 
separated out and leave the per- 
formance unaffected. Those of us 
whose universities have func- 
tioned in A.I.D. programs of 
technical assistance in all parts of 
the world have learned a lot that 
many of our citizens take for 
granted. How, for example, does 
one get a farmer to produce more 
than he needs for his family if 
there is no market for the excess 
and no reward to him for produc- 
ing it? How does one's rhetoric 
in teaching a farmer to use fertil- 
izer get him to use it if he has no 
capital or credit with which to 
buy it or if the price is too high? 
Such are the intangible factors in 
social systems without which 
technology may not be used. The 
point here is that increasing pro- 
ductivity in an LDC country is a 
complex process that involves 
more than simple technology 
transfer. We can be grateful so 
much has been achieved. We 
must be realistic in assessing how 
much of the increase can be sus- 
tained under the present energy- 
price situation. 

In my attempt to bring the is- 
sue of world hunger problem into 
manageable focus, I have deliber- 
ately avoided many refinements, 
such as the pertinent question of 
nutrition or the fuller ramifica- 
tions of ecological deterioration 
from population growth. I must, 
however, at least make reference 
to the political framework within 
which solutions are sought. 

The United States and Canada, 
the world's real breadbaskets, are 
constitutional, free-enterprise so- 
cieties. We have no authoritarian 
big-daddy. President Ford, Secre- 
tary Kissinger, and Secretary 
Butz do not produce or own a 
single kernel of wheat. They can- 
not force a single farmer to plant 
a single acre. What is planted and 

harvested and stored or sold and 
to whom is on the decision of 
millions of individual farm enter- 
prises. The decisions are made 
on the basis of a market and pric- 
ing system. Furthermore, any 
rhetorical commitment of food to 
the world by a Secretary of State 
at Rome, presumably on behalf 
of the 208,000,000 Americans, 
cannot realistically ignore the ef- 
fect on the price of food to the 
American housewife, including 
the poor, and the consequent po- 
litical implications. Mr. Butz 
knows tliis, whether the Secretary 
of State does or not. 

The political dilemmas are 
endless. Present and further in- 

. . . To Standing Committee 

creases we can make in North 
America food production de- 
pends upon availability of oil and 
gas. To sustain the present supply 
we incur deficits in foreign ex- 
change. Are we willing to enlarge 
this deficit to produce grain we 
either give away to emergency 
areas or sell on concessionary 
terms to Russia or China or other 
developing countries? 

We are a world of so-called 
sovereign states. No government 
or the United Nations can dictate 
to any country what it must do in 
family planning. We can exhort 
and give help — but not dictate. 
And in India or Bangladesh or 
Mexico the decision on size of 
family becomes that of a pair of 
parents. The disappointing suc- 
cess of family planning in India, 
where millions of rupees and 
much outside aid has been spent, 
results from the abnormal com- 
mitment of parents to continuing 
the one family with no concern 
for the society. (China, Russia 

RALEIGH — Bisl.n Thomas 
A. Fraser has urged cl Tches in 
the Diocese of North Carolina to 
respond positively to the world 
hunger problem. A resolution 
dealing with this subject was de- 
feated in the final minutes of the 
convention because of an un- 
popular amendment. 

A pastoral letter to clergy and 
senior wardens has been written 
as follows: 

"In the final hour of the Dio- 
cesan Convention the enclosed 
resolution on world hunger was 
reported out of the Committee on 
Resolutions to the Convention 
floor where it was defeated," the 
February 5 letter from the 
Bishop began. 

"The news reports of the Con- 
vention said, "Episcopalians Re- 
ject Aid to the Hungry." I do not 
believe this represented the mind 
of the Convention, because a 
quick survey of some clergy and 
delegates shows that they were 
prepared to vote for the resolu- 
tion until it was amended. Ac- 
cordingly, I believe that if we had 
not been pressed for time and the 
resolution had been voted on in 
its original wording, it would have 
received an affirmative vote. 
Hard evidence to support this 
conviction is the reaction of the 
rector and vestry of St. Timothy's 
Church, Winston - Salem, who 
have adopted the original resolu- 
tion but on a parish level. Furth- 
ermore, the clergy of all other 
Episcopal congregations in Win- 
ston-Salem have stated that they 
would recommend to their ves- 
tries or mission committees that 
they take like action," the pas- 
toral letter continued. 

"Enclosed is the excerpt on 
world hunger from my Conven- 
tion address. The paper which 
John Caldwell gave at the Con- 
vention banquet will be reported 
on in The North Carolina 

"I am asking you and your 
congregation to consider the 
adoption of the original resolution 
locally and to design a program 
which will give you an oppor- 
tunity to share in one of the great- 
est challenges facing mankind. 
Every member of the Diocesan 
staff stands ready to assist you," 
Bishop Eraser's letter concluded. 

and now Bulgaria — all socialist 
and authoritarian — have been 
notably successful in bringing 
their population growth under 

Eighty-eight million tons of 
grain from North America raises 
by 200 the per capita caloric in- 
take of diets in the LDC's. This 
plus their own efforts have man- 
aged to provide a caloric intake 
equal to that of France in 1900. 
Every country in the world now 
has an average life expectancy 
equal to that of the industrialized 
nations at the turn of the century. 
At least we can be glad we in 
this country have had a part in 
bringing about this modest con- 

But we in this room are look- 
ing at immediate tragedy abroad, 
at a short-run opportunity for the 
LDC's to get their population un- 
der control, at a short-run and 
"ong-run challenge to bring ener- 
gy supply and distribution in bal- 
ance with human need, and at the 
(Continued on page 6) 

February 1975 

Page Thret.' 

Full Text Of Bishops Address 

\ ( Continued from page 2 ) 

out iifoinuition to each rector and senior warden. It is not uncom- 
mon tor the entire staff to stay long after closing hours in order to 
iet the information to you before something breaks in the press or 
someone, a ves vman or a clergyman, feels that he hasn't been com- 
pletely included and apprised of what is taking place, or that the 
National Church should feel that we have communicated with our 
people and have not given them a fair opportunity. 

The questions that 1 would like to put to this Convention are, 
do you agree with me that we are wasting time? Are you willing to 
continue and support this expensive communication system with the 
clergy and senior wardens? Do you want us to continue to follow 
the diocesan guidelines for handling grant applications within this 

My honest opinion is that as long as a negative vote by the Bishop 
of a diocese can be overridden by the Executive Council, and I 
understand why the Executive Council wants that, it is hardly worth 
the time and the effort to go through this process of demanding 
that the National Church give us, as General Convention has said, 
a copy of the application and field appraisal in writing, to involve 
all of the clergy of a city and their senior wardens in studying a 
grant application, the time and effort of the Standing Committee, 
to say nothing of the time of the diocesan staff and Bishop, if it 
can all be overruled. It seems that the little satisfaction gained is 
hardly worth it. The reverse is true when we do go through all of 
this procedure and approve a grant and it is not funded. If we approve 
an application, as we did for the North Carolina Federation of Child 
Development Centers for a $6,000 emergency and a $40,000 regular 
grant, and it receives only the emergency grant, the agency could have 
received the $6,000 on an emergency basis and not have involved 
us at all. 

To put the question very simply, would it not be worth our time 
and effort to permit the National Church to make its own decisions 
about these applications and take the full responsibility for funding 
them or not funding them? I feel it is my responsibility to raise this 
question with the delegates to this Convention. 


A second concern is Church Renewal. Last October there was a 
conference at St. Philip's Cathedral in Atlanta on Church Renewal. 
It was attended by one of the largest delegations of lay people to go 
from this diocese to a national meeting. I was unable to attend the 
conference as I was on my way to the House of Bishops meeting 
in Mexico City; but everything that I have read in church publications 
and have heard from people who attended the conference, regardless 
of their particular point of view, has been nothing less than exciting. 

Many of these people both clergy and lay have asked that they be 
given an opportunity to pursue and continue this experience. There- 
fore, I have appointed a Committee on Church Renewal and I am 
asking them to explore and study this experience and to make recom- 
mendations to the Diocesan Council as soon as they feel that they 
are prepared to do so. 

I do not know the exact definition given to Church Renewal by 
the conference or what the delegates to the conference understood 
by the term. My concept would be that it is not an individual ex- 
cursion into the field of personal improvement, but that it is an effort 
to develop a style of life whereby the mind of Christ Jesus might 
dwell in each one of us. 

Thirdly, the Ordination of Women. I am not an advocate of either 
side of this question. As the record shows, I have consistently voted 
that I can find neither a theological nor biblical reason against the 
ordination of women. The only reason that I have determined against 
the ordination of women thus far is Church tradition and the weight 
of that tradition in decision-making. 

On the other hand, I do have some rather firm convictions about 
the matter, and they are, that this is not a matter of equal rights or 
equal job employment; nor does it come, as some of the proponents 
insist, in the same category as Black Liberation, Gay Liberation and 
Women's Liberation. The priesthood is a vocation. It is not a pro- 
fession. A person responds to a call to serve a community of faith 
in faith, and the people of that community must feel that the person 
has a call before the person can serve. Priesthood is not just a license 
to celebrate the Holy Communion service, nor should it be used as 
a credential for becoming an educator or a counselor. Priesthood is 
something specific in a community of faith. And it is unfortunate 
if we attach the ordination of women to a great many things other 
than what priesthood is. Nor, in my opinion, does the acceptance of 
the ordination of women to the priesthood commit one to the de- 
sexing of the liturgy or the Bible, as some have proposed. 

Therefore, I have asked the Commission on Ministry to assist me 
in fulfilling the agreement that all members of the, House' of Bishops 
made at its meeting in Mexico, and that is, to have a study of this 
subject in each diocese. It seems to me that the Commission on 
Ministry is the responsible agency of this diocese to conduct this study 
and I would like to charge them to have a balanced presentation of 
the subject both pro and con and to make every effort to insure 
to those who come that it will be a study and not a political caucus. 
There is a great difference. One of the difficulties with the Church's 
handling of this problem thus far is that, in my opinion, it has failed 
to study sufficiently before it talked and that it has failed to pray 
sufficiently before it acted. 



Suffragan Bishop Moore Reports: 

There's 'Good News' On Missions 

This kind ui a study would involve a definition of priesthood, 
and then, what is the relationship of male and female to priesthood 
as wc understand it? And since the subject is already on the agenda 
of the Church, 1 have also asked the Commission on Ministry to study 
(Continued on page 6) 

Editor's Note: Following 
is the address of the Rt. Rev. 
W. Moultrie Moore, Jr., 
Suffragan Bishop of the Dio- 
cese of North Carolina, to 
the recent Annual Conven- 
tion at Benton Center, Win- 

Gabriel Heater, a radio com- 
mentator of yesteryears used to 
begin his newscast with these 
words, "There is Good News to- 

As your Suffragan Bishop, I 
am happy to tell you I have some 
Good News about our missions 
and college work. 

St. Mark's Mission, Raleigh, 
will be received as a parish at this 
Convention. During the past 
seven years, I have had the 
privilege of watching this church 
grow in numbers and in vitality. 
This is a congregation where peo- 
ple are committed to fulfilling the 
mission of the Church. Their pur- 
BORS. These are not just some 
pretty words that someone in the 
congregation thought up. This 
purpose statement was hammered 
out after much study and soul 
searching in answer to the ques- 
tion, "Why are we in business?" 

Everything St. Mark's does is 
tested by this statement, and it 
has kept this congregation on tar- 
get so that time, effort and money 
are not wasted on a variety of 
things that have nothing to do 
with the Gospel of our Lord and 
Savior Jesus Christ. I thank God 
for every remembrance of this 
congregation of loving and faith- 
ful people, and I rejoice that now 
they have become a parish. 

Parish status is not, however, 
a goal which we expect all of our 
missions to achieve. We do ex- 
pect that they will take seriously 
the task of mission. St. Mark's 
has stated that task very well in 
their purpose statement. Max 
Warren has expressed it this way, 
"The task of mission is to pro- 
claim to every man in the depths 
of his being that Jesus is Lord." 
To do mission, is to proclaim joy- 
fully the Lordship of Christ so 
that men will accept Him as Lord 
and Savior and commit them- 
selves to Him. We do not have 
to bring men to Christ. He is al- 
ready in their midst, but they are 
not aware of Him. 

The mission of the early 
Church was essentially one of 
proclamation. They had experi- 
enced the love of God in Jesus 
Christ, and they wanted to share 
It with the world. The message 
was a simple one. We know Jesus 

Christ. We love Him. He loves 
us. He has brought us from death 
to life, and we want to share this 
Good News with you. 

To engage in mission, we do 
not have to be a parish. We do 
not have to have a full-time resi- 
dent priest. All we need to be is a 
member of the Body of Christ, 
the Church. Mission is the func- 
tion of the whole Church, and it is 
that mission by which and for 
which we exist. Emil Bruner ex- 
pressed it this way, "The Church 

ECW Workshops 

The theme for the upcoming 
Spring Workshop sessions of the 
Episcopal Churchwomen is to be 
"Human Needs and God's An- 
swers," Mrs. Eric C. Flannagan 
of Henderson, ECW president, 
has announced. 

The sites, dates and meditation 
leaders are as follows: 

Northwest Convocation — St. 
Andrew's Church at Greensboro 
on Tuesday, March 11, with the 
Rev. Roland Jones; 

Southwest Convocation — All 
Saint's Church at Concord on 
Wednesday, March 12, with the 
Rev. Hall Partrick; 

Central, Sandhills Convoca- 
tions — St. Phillip's Church at 
Durham, on Tuesday, March 18, 
with the Rev. Lawrence K. 
Brown; and. 

Northeast Convocation — 
Church of the Advent at Enfield 
on Wednesday, March 19, with 
the Rev. William S. Wells, Jr. 

The schedule for workshop 
will be as follows: 

10:15 to 10:30 a.m., registra- 

. 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., medita- 
tion, prayers and singing; 

11:00 to 11:15 a.m., coffee 

11:15 to 12:30 p.m., work- 
shops; and, 

12:45 p.m., lunch. 

exists by mission as fire exists by 

The Good News is that word is 
beginning to get around that mis- 
sion is something we can all do. 
It is not done just by the bishop, 
the priest, the parish. It is done 
by every living member of the 
Body of Christ. 

The truth is illustrated by a 
church bulletin board which read: 



The Biblical text for all this is 
found in the fourth chapter of 

"God gave a special gift to 
each of us. He appointed some to 
be apostles, others to be evange- 

lists and others to be pastors and, 
teachers. He did this to prepare 
all God's people for the work of 
Christian service, to build up the 
Body of Christ." 

Sometimes we need to be re- 
minded of how the New Testa- 
ment Church functioned. Roland 
Allen in his book, Missionary 
Methods, Paul's or Ours, de- 
scribes it well: 

"The Churches were not sup- 
ported and maintained by the 
Church in Jerusalem. They did 
not depend on someone to do 
ministry for them. They did it 
themselves. Paul ordained elders 
and appointed other leadership as 
necessary to administer the 
Church's discipline and teach the 
Church's doctrine, and likewise 
to manage its own fiscal affairs. 
Paul allowed the basic Gospel of 
Jesus Christ to take root in local 
soil and to produce a hardy native 
bloom, not an exotic plant need- 
ing the constant attention of an 
outside expert and the nourish- 
ment of -expensive fertilizer. 
Above all, the new congregations 
did not expect Paul or other out- 
siders to evangelize the surround- 
ing populace. They assumed, as 
did Paul, that they should be self- 
propagating, and they were 
preaching the Gospel and estab- 
lishing new congregations in the 
larger area." 

The Good News in the Diocese 
of North Carolina is that we are 
beginning to discover that Paul's 
method is sound. More of our 
churches are beginning to func- 
tion on the New Testament prin- 

Let me mention three of these: 
St. John's, Henderson; Church of 
the Messiah, Mayodan; and St. 
Paul's, Gary. Two of these 
churches, St. John's and Messiah, 
are served by non-stipendiary 
priests. These are clergy who earn 
their living outside the Church. 
Since this type of clergyman has 
a full-time secular job where he 
does ministry everyday, the 
church members do not expect 
him to minister for them. They 
must do the work of witnessing 
in the community, inviting peo- 
ple to church, teaching in the 
church school, printing the bulle- 
tin and all those other jobs which 
many small churches look to the 
priest to do. Have St. John's and 
Messiah suffered because they 
do not have ai full-time priest? 
No, just thg opposite is true. Here 
lay ministry and lay responsibility 
is taken seriously, and the 
churches are growing in strength 
and vitality. The Body of Christ 
is being built up in Henderson 
and Mayodan. , 

St. Paul's Church, Cary, which 
has been subsidized by the Dio- 
cese for many years has reached 
the point where it is now s.elf- 
supporting. Under the able lead- 

/ our 

N. C. Churchman 


ership of the Reverend Lex 
Mathews, who supplied in Cary 
for three months, a marvelous 
transformation took place. With 
the departure of the previous 
Priest-in-charge, morale reached 
a low level. Attendance was off, 
contributions |were down and the 
people were ' discouraged. The 
Mission Committee informed me 
that the mission was unwilling to 
accept further Diocesan subsidy, 
but they were unable to afford 
a priest. This^was B.L.M., before 
Lex Mathews served there. At the 
end of December, the Senior 
Warden informed me that pledges 
had increased by $10,000, atten- 
dance was up and the congrega- 
tion was full of confidence and 
enthusiasm, and they were ready 
for a full-time resident priest. In 
a few weeks, I shall have the plea- 
sure of conducting the service for 
a Celebration of a New Minis- 
try for the Reverend William 
Coolidge, who will become 
Priest-in-charge of this mission. 
The Good News is that St. Paul's, 
Cary, is on the way to becoming 
one of the strong churches in the 
Diocese of North Carolina. 

There is Good News about our 
college work. At a time when 
many other dioceses are letting 
their college chaplains go for lack 
of funds, our Diocese has five 
full-time chaplains. We believe 
that the colleges and universities 
in our Diocese offer one of the 
most fruitful and important areas 
for ministry, and we are deter- 
mined to continue doing it with 

Meatless Recipe 

For those convention delegates 
who neglected to pick up infor- 
mation on meatless meals, here 
is the recipe for Friday evening's 
banquet entree ... or as one 
delegate termed it, the "Mystery 

In reality an "oatmeal pattie," 
the recipe says mix together a cup 
of oatmeal, a cup of dry bread 
crumbs, an egg, a small onion 
chopped and browned in mar- 
garine, a bit of sage and salt, and 
three-fourths of a cup of milk. 

Bake and serve with mushroom 
or tomato gravy. 

This, then, was the main dish 
at the Winston-Salem convention 
dinner which was addressed on 
the subject of world hunger by 
Chancellor John Caldwell of 
N. C. State University. 

the best manpower and resources 
available. With God's help, we in 
North CaroHna will not fail in this 
ministry to which He has called 

Our newest chaplain is the 
Rev. Thomas Woodward, who 
joined the staff at the Chapel of 
the Cross in Chapel Hill this fall. 
He is now busily engaged in 
ministry at the University of 
North Carolina. In a recent letter 
to me, he writes : 

"More and more students are 
responding to the ministry here, 
and I am very pleased with the re- 
sponse from the other chaplains 
in developing some ecumenical 
programs that will have maxi- 
mum impact on the lives of this 

President Ford in his message 
to the nation said that the state 
of the Union is bad. The Church, 
however, has always thrived on 
adversity. We are at our best dur- 
ing bad times. As I travel about 
the Diocese, I see many signs that 
the state of the Church is good. 
There is renewed interest in wor- 
ship, in Bible study and in a re- 
turn to the basic fundamentals of 
the Christian faith. People are ex- 
cited about doing the Gospel 

where they are. We have a fine 
group of able, devoted and dedi- 
cated clergy who are giving excel- 
lent leadership as together we 
seek to build up the Body of 
Christ in this Diocese of which 
we are all privileged to be a part. 
Saint Paul sums it up so well for 
us when he writes in II Corin- 

"It is not ourselves that we 
preach. We preach Jesus Christ 
as Lord and ourselves as servants 
for Jesus sake. As God's servants, 
we try to recommend ourselves in 
all circumstances by our steadfast 
endurance: in distress, hardships, 
and dire straits; flogged, im- 
prisoner, mobbed; overworked, 
sleepless, starving. We recom- 

are the results of elections con- 
ducted at the recent 159th An- 
nual Convention of the Diocese 
here in the Twin City: 

Diocesan Council — The Rev. 
John Tol Broome, Holy Trinity, 
Greensboro; the Rev. B. Daniel 
Sapp, Christ Church, Raleigh; the 
Rev. Frank H. 'Vest, Jr., Christ 
Church, Charlotte; Henry C. 
Bernhardt, St. Luke's, Salisbury; 
William D. Holloman, Jr., Trin- 
ity, Scotland Neck; and Ms. Mary 
Ann Rice, All Saints, Hamlet. 

Standing Committee — The 

Rev. William Penn Price, St. 
Mary's, High ' Point; the Rev. 
Keith J. Reeve, St. Mark's, Ra- 

mend ourselves by the innocence 
of our behaviour, our grasp of 
truth, our patience and kindliness; 
by gifts of the Holy Spirit, by sin- 
cere love, by declaring the truth, 
by the power of God. We wield 
the weapons of righteousness in 
right hand and left. Honour and 
dishonour, praise and blame, are 
alike our lot: we are the impos- 
tors who speak the truth, the un- 
known men whom all men know; 
dying we still live on; disciplined 
by suffering, we are not done to 
death; in our sorrows we have 
always cause for joy; poor our- 
selves, we bring wealth to many; 
penniless, we own the world." 

And now, I would like for you 
to bow your heads for a moment 

leigh; and Mrs. W. Clary Holt, 
Holy Comforter, Burlington. 

Deputies To General Conven- 
tion — The Rev. E. Dudley Col- 
houn, Jr., St. Paul's, Winston- 
Salem; the Ven. Robert N. Davis, 
Archdeacon of the Diocese, Ra- 
leigh; the Rev. William Penn 
Price, St. Mary's, High Point; the 
Rev. L. Bartine Sherman, St. 
Martin's, Charlotte; Don P. Blan- 
ton, Grace, Lexington; Mrs. Eric 
Flannagan, Holy Innocents', 
Henderson; Henry W. Lewis, 
Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill; 
and Dr. Prezell R. Robinson, St. 
Augustine's, Raleigh. 

Trustee Of Sewanee — Wil- 
liam A. Goodson, Jr., St. Paul's, 

or two as we pray : 

"O, God of unchangeable pow- 
er and eternal light, look favor- 
ably upon your whole Church, 
that wonderful and sacred mys- 
tery; and by the tranquil opera- 
tion of your providence, carry out 
the work of man's salvation. Let 
the whole world see and know 
that things which were cast down 
are being raised up and things 
which had grown old arc being 
made new, and that all things are 
being renewed into the perfection 
of Him through whom all things 
were made, your Son our Lord 
Jesus Christ, who Hves and reigns 
with you in the unity of the Holy 
Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 

Trustee Of The Diocese — Jo- 
seph B. Cheshire, Jr., Good Shep- 
herd, Raleigh. 

Board Of Penick Home — 

Howard Broughton, Emmanuel 
Church, Southern Pines; Dr. 
Clement C. Clay, St. Joseph's, 
Durham; Mrs. Marshall Y. 
Cooper, Holy Innocents', Hen- 
derson; Mahlon W. DeLoatch, 
Jr., Calvary Church, Tarboro; 
Mrs. J. Wilson Cunningham, St. 
Paul's, Winston-Salem; Thom- 
as C. Darst, Jr., Emmanuel 
Church, Southern Pines; Dr. Wil- 
liam E. Easterling, Holy Family, 
Chapel Hill; Ralph Campbell, St. 
Ambrose, Raleigh; and, the Rev. 
John C. Stone, All Saints', Ham- 

To Cate Theme 

( Continued from page J ) 

shortage (see "Meatless Recipe" 
on this page). 

The newly established <!!'of,' 
mittee on Christian So( /il Mini' 
tries, headed by the ;ev. Lc:v 
Mathews, asked ' each , irish and 
mission to raise an amount equal 
to 10 per cent of their local bud- 
gets ... to the aid of the poor 
and hungry locally, nationally, 
internationally or any combina- 
tion thereof." Extensive debate 
on the resolution culminated in an 
amendment asking for a monetary 
gift to the Presiding Bishop's 
Fund for World Relief "in an 
amount equal to 10 per cent of 
the Program Fund Reserve as of 
January I, 1975.'" The resolution 
failed. Plans to keep alive the ap- 
peal to the parish congregations 
are already under way. ("Bishop 
Urges Action" on Page 3.) 

A spirited challenge came to 
the convention from a number of 
delegates to restore a proposed 
budget cut of $42,900 in the ask- 
ing of the National Church's Pro- 
gram fund. "The world-wide mis- 
sion of the church should have 
top priority," they urged. The 
chairman of the Finance Commit- 
tee, J. J. Summerell of St. Luke's, 
Salisbury, pointed out in his pres- 
entation of the Program Fund 
Budget that the cut was the Na- 
tional Church's share of a short- 
fall, with the Diocesan Program 
Fund sharing the cut. The Pro- 
gram Budget, totalling $523,351, 
was passed, with the national ask- 
ing unrestored. 

Partial restoration is to be 
made however, through approval 
of a Finance Committee proposal 
to apply the first $9,183 of the 
1975 Program Fund surplus to 
the National Church deficit, mak- 
ing it equal to the 3.4 per cent 
cut in the Diocesan Program 
fund. Further Finance Commit- 
tee resolutions were approved al- 
lowing all surpluses from the 
1974 Program Budget to go to 
the Diocesan Grant Program. A 
third approved resolution gave 
the Diocesan Council approval to 
choose either of several ways to 
allocate the 1975 income earned 
from the Program Reserve. The 
Diocesan Maintenance Budget, in 
the amount of $240,419, was ac- 
cepted without dissent. It reflect- 
ed an approximate 12 per cent 
cost-of-living salary increase, and 
a 6 per cent overall increase over 
last year's budget. 

Bishop Eraser asked the con- 
vention to consider relieving the 
Diocese of the arduous and time- 
consuming procedures necessary 
in making applications for Com- 
munity Action and Human De- 
velopment grants from the Na- 
tional Church. He pointed out 
that as long as a negative vote by 
a diocesan bishop can be overrid- 
den by the Executive Council "it 
is hardly worth the time and ef- 
fort involved." He asked the con- 
vention to consider permitting the 
National Church "to make its 
own decisions about these appli- 
cations and take the full responsi- 
bility for funding them or not 
funding them." 

In a resolution presented by 
Mrs. Herman Salinger, St. Ste- 
phen's of Durham who was chair- 
man of the Committee on the 
Address of the Bishop, the con- 
vention asked the Bishop to con- 
tinue to adhere to current guide- 
lines, and memorialized the Ex- 
ecutive Council to do likewise. 

On the subject of the ordina- 
tion of women, the Bishop re- 
stated the position he has taken 
in the House of Bishops: "I am 
(Continued on page 6) 

Urged To Continue Grant Procedure: 

Bishop Draws Praise On Address 

We have heard the clear call of 
our Bishop to do "something 
beautiful for God," and we have 
had laid upon us the concomi- 
tant task of doing something 
beautiful for humankind: to feed 
our starving brothers and sisters, 
to cleanse and refine the natural 
world in which we live, and to 
save and share the resources of 
our planet. 

Bishop Eraser is asking us to 
become a truly "caring" Christian 
community so that we may stand 
witness to God's caring for His 
creation. There is a luminous 
quality to this Episcopal chal- 
lenge laid upon the Diocese of 
North' Carolina which can lend 
radiance and light to the new life- 
style he is calling us to develop: 
a more austere lifestyle, a more 
thoughtful lifestyle, a more 
Christ-like lifestyle, which will 
make life itself possible for 

We commend the Bishop for 
his early recognition of the neces- 
sity for personal action in solving 
the problems of hunger, energy 

... Responds to Bishop 

distribution and population. We 
look forward to his continuing in- 
sights and leadership, and we 
stand ready to respond with our 
initiative and programs. 

The appointment of a Commit- 
tee on Church Renewal is an elo- 
quent response by the Bishop to 
an expressed desire on the part of 

our laity for a deepening parish 
involvement in the search for an 
ambience — again, a "lifestyle," in 
the Bishop's terms — in which we 
may respond to the mind of 
Christ and live in conformity with 
His will. Renewal is a contempo- 
rary theme and much is left to be 
defined, but it has caught the 
imagination of some churchmen 
as an important movement. We 
will await the new committee's 
work with high expectations. 

Bishop Eraser's approach to 
the question of the Ordination of 
Women, as set forth in his ad- 
dress, is prayerful and balanced. 
We join with the Bishop in his 
judgment of the appropriateness 
of the Commission on Ministry as 
the agency for conducting a study 
of this important question. In- 
deed, we think he has said anew 
things about the vocation of the 
priesthood and the orientation of 
the human being to that vocation. 
We ask the Diocese, inspired by 
his ringing injunction to the Com- 
mission on Ministry, to "study 
(Continued on page 8) 

Important Convenfion Business: 

Elections Fill Key Diocesan Jobs 

ebruary 1975 

Page Five 

Full Text Of Bishop s Address 

( Continued front page 4) 
in these corferences the relationship of the homophiie to the priest- 
hood;'and if this sounds a bit subtle, 1 am talking about the relation- 
ship of the sexual orientation of the person to priesthood. 

1 would hope that the Commission on Ministry would be able to 
get underway o. these subjects in the very near future and be pre- 
pared to report to the 1976 Diocesan Convention. This does not 
mean that they would end their studies at that time, but I do feel 
that the delegates to the 1976 Diocesan Convention should have the 
benefit of the conferences that have taken place. 

In order to clarify the record, my proposal, and my endorsement, 
and my urging of all the people of this diocese to become involved 
in these studies does not in any way indicate or commit any bishop, 
or a deputy, to the 1976 General Convention to any point of view. 
I am sure that it is common knowledge to all of us that there is a 
difference between the theological opinion one may hold on a matter 
and a resolution or canonical change which he may be asked to vote 
for or against. We look forward to the report of the Commission 
on Ministry at our next Convention. 

Four — The Bicentennial. 1976 will mark the 200th birthday of our 
nation, in which birth the Episcopal Church has been greatly involved. 
It is no secret among the nations of the world that our forefathers 
saw their struggle in the new world as similar to the exodus of Israel 
from Egypt finding a new land and a new home. 

It is my hope that each congregation will participate in local, 
statewide and national observances of this great event. I have, there- 
fore, appointed a committee which I am asking to search out material, 
resources and to make recommendations through the Diocesan 
Council to each congregation of the diocese. 

The place of a man's birth is not an accident any more than 
the creation was an accident. One's place of birth, like the act of 
divine creation, is providential. Therefore, we should respond to the 
Bicentennial of our nation not only with the pride of being who we 
are but with full knowledge and understanding of our responsibility 
to God the Creator and Father of all mankind. 

A central thought as we approach the Bicentennial is that people 
and institutions of this nation are asking the Church to abandon its 
consuming concern with its housekeeping and to assist the nation 
with its crises of food, energy, and unemployment. The Church can do 
this by recalling, clarifying and emphasizing the religious heritage 
on which this country was built. 


Lastly, Christian Social Ministries. At the last Diocesan Con- 
vention, the Diocesan Council was charged to review the future goals 
and effectiveness of all elements of the Diocesan Program, including 
Program Task Force, Racial and Urban Affairs, Higher Education, 
Missions and Special Ministries. 

This led to some changes in our Racial and Urban Affairs program, 
mcluding the change of the name, the director, and a change in direc- 
tion to a broader and more inclusive program than we had attempted 
in the past. At the November meeting of the Diocesan Council, the 
Reverend Lex Mathews, who has served as a Chaplain in Chapel 
Hill, was approved at the recommendation of the new Committee 
on Christian Social Ministries to be the director of the program. Mr. 
Mathews assumed his work in the middle of this month. He will not 
be involved in a grant program as was the former Racial and Urban 
Affairs director. All grants made in the diocese will continue to be 
handled by that able and responsible Parish Grant Committee which 
was established by this convention several years ago. Mr. Mathews 
will be linking needs with resources and people with interests. He 
will be involved in what we call a brokerage ministry. He will be 
available to every congregation of the diocese as the Church tries 
to assume its rightful role in a day of change, uncertainty, and need. 
He will serve as a representative resource of this diocese as the local 
community and the State call upon the churches for assistance. He 
will try to guide congregations and the diocese in the establishment 
of priorities as we serve to be our brother's keeper. It is my hope 
that Lex Mathews and the Committee on Christian Social Ministries 
will keep on the right course. We do not expect them to solve all 
the problems. It is true that often the answer to a problem is nearby 
and only needs to be pointed out and we hope that the Christian 
Social Ministries will help us to do that. 

It is so easy for us in the church to lose our way. A good com- 
pass to find out whether you are lost or not is to look at your 
1974 expenditures and determine to what you gave most of your 
{Continued on page 7) 

To Care Convention Theme 

( Continued from page 5) 

"I have asked the Commission 
on Ministry to assist me in ... a 
study of this subject." 

Nominees for Delegate to the 
1976 General Convention were 
challenged to state what stand 
they took on the subjects of ordi- 
nation of women and Prayer 
Book revision. The majority of 
the nominees, both lay and cleri- 
cal, seemed to favor moderate 
and responsible revision of the 
1928 Prayer Book, and inclusion 
of a modified new version. Most 
of the potential delegates seemed 
to favor some orderly change that 
would remove restriction on or- 
dination of women, with a few 
describing themselves as being 

'a , ' .')( ' 

not an advocate of either side of 
this question. As the record 
shows, I have consistently voted 
that I can find neither a theologi- 
cal nor biblical reason against the 
ordination of v/omen. The only 
reason thait I have determined 
against it thus far is Church tra- 
dition and the weight of that tra- 
dition in decision-making," the 
Bishop continued. 

"The priesthood is a vocation. 
It is not a profession. A person 
responds to a call to serve a com- 
munity of faith in faith, and the 
p»eople,of that community and the 
people must feel that the person 
has a call before the person can 
serve," he said. 

See Service at Winston-Salem: 

Convention Committees Announced 


Here are the various commit- 
tees, which served in connection 
with the recent Winston - Salem 
convention of the Diocese: 

On the Address of the Bishop: 
Mrs. Herman Salinger, chairman, 
the Rev. Huntington Williams, 
Jr., the Rev. I. Mayo Little, the 
Rev. William P. Price, the Rev. 
John L. Sharpe, Ph.D., Dr. 
Cecil L. Patterson, J. Emmett 
Sebrell and Robert W. Newsom, 

On Reports of Trustees: Sam 

Northrop, Jr., chairman, John J. 
Hanes, James Glenn Joyce and 
Grant Hurst; 

On Institutions: The Rev. Wil- 
liam L. Williams, chairman, the 
Rev. Harman L. Smith, Ph.D., 
the Rev. Edward S. Brightman, 
the Rev. Robert L. Haden, Jr., 
Charles Shaffer, Dr. Fred Glover, 
Jr., Mrs. F. H. Gregory, Jr. and 
Leonard Piatt; 

On Resolutions: James E. 
Baynard, chairman, the Rev. 
Frank H. Vest, Jr., the Rev, 
Fred C. Pace, the Rev. John C. 
Mott, the Rev. Uly H. Gooch, 
Samuel N. Clark, Jr., Dr. 
Charles W. Orr and Roger Gant, 

On Miscellaneous Reports: 

The Rev. William P. Barrett, 
chairman, Tom Evins, Robert R. 
Boseman, M. Ben Ellington, 
E. Craig Jones, Jr., Dr. Prezell R. 
Robinson, Henry Stokes and 
John J. Dunlap; 

On Elections: The Rev. Blair 
Jenkins, HI, chairman, the Rev. 
Preston B. Huntley, Jr., Noah B. 
Howard, Dennis Alcorn and 
John W. Kay; 

On Memorials and Petitions: 
The Rev. John H. McLeester; 

On Resolution of Courtesy: 
Mrs. L. J. Greenia; 

On Constitution and Canons: 
The Rev. Carl F. Herman, chair- 
man, the Ven. Robert N. Davis, 
the Rev. Huntington Williams, 
Jr., A. L. Purrington, Jr. and 
Henry W. Lewis; 

On the State of the Church: 
The Rev. Robert C. Johnson, 

either categorically for or against 
their ordination. A list of elected 
delegates and alternates may be 
found on Page 5. 

Resolutions adopted ■ by the 
Convention included a reaffirma- 
tion of opposition to capital pun- 
ishm.ent, a stand taken by the 
1971 and 1973 conventions. 

The convention adopted a 
resolution on "The Right to Die," 
declaring that "in consultation 
with their physician and priest, 
persons . . . may rightly request 
that no heroic or extraordinary 
measures be employed to defer 
death, and that physicians and 
others responsible for the care 
and comfort of these patients are 
morally obligated to be attentive 
and give respectful consideration 
to the wishes and requests of 
these patients." The resolution 
was presented by the Rev. Har- 
mon L. Smith of Durham, who 
was appointed by the 1974 con- 
vention to head a committee for 
study of the subject. 

Other resolutions, several of 
them having to do with pre-con- 
vention information on nominees 
to elective office and pre-publica- 
tion of resolutions, are to be 
found on Page 8. 

The convention accepted an in- 
vitation to meet in High Point in 

chairman, the Rev. L. Bartine 
Sherman, the Rev. Wilson R. 
Carter, Mrs. Sterling A. Stoude- 
mire and Alex M. Rankin, III; 

On Dispatch of Business: The 
Rev. John R. Campbell, chair- 
man, the Hon. James G. Exum, 
Jr., Chairman of Host Parish, 
1976 Convention, the Bishop, the 
Suffragan Bishop and the Secre- 

On the Church Pension Fund: 

John B. London, chairman, The 
Hon. George F. Bason and H. G. 

On New Parishes: The Rev. 
John T. Broome, chairman, the 
Rev. James T. Prevatt, Calhoun 
Pruitt, John G. Cunningham and 
Dr. George Williams; 

On Credentials: The Rev. 
Warwick Aiken, Jr., chairman, 
the Rev. Roland J. Whitmire, 
J. H. Norman, III, Harry B. 
Crow and Edgar M. Lyerly; 

On Liturgy and Worship: The 
Rt. Rev. W. M. Moore, Jr., chair- 
man, the Rev. William P. Barrett, 
Ralph Blakely, Mrs. William J. 
Britton, Miss Nettie Bunn, the 
Rev. Philip R. Byrum, the Rev. 
David R. Fargo, the Rev. Uly H. 
Gooch, the Rev. Roland M. 
Jones, the Rev. Merrill C. Miller, 
Jr., Mrs. John E. Mueller, Wy- 
lie S. Quinn, III, the Rev. 
John M. Smith and the Rev. 

long-range possibility of global 

You and 1 surely want to do 
"the right thing," which has to 
mean what is possible, what is 
workable, what is effective. Sure- 
ly we can individually contribute 
to famine relief. Surely we can 
support an intelligent foreign aid 
program of technical assistance. 
Surely we can cooperate in every 
way with collective and indi- 
vidual measures to conserve food 
and energy. Surely we can tell 
our Congress to labor for a re- 
sponsible world order that serves 
the interdependent human condi- 
tion. Surely we can ask our Con- 
gress and Executive for leader- 
ship that does not avoid the criti- 
cal issues by blaming always the 
shortcomings of others. And, as 
Lester Brown so well says it, we 
must as citizens make it good 
politics for our elected leaders to 
become statesmen. 

The Christian hymn speaks to 

John N. Wall, Jr., Ph.D.; 

On Christian Social Ministries: 

Cheston Mottershead, chair- 
man, the Rev. Thomas E. Bollin- 
ger, the Rev. Frank H. Vest, Jr., 
Mrs. Elizabeth Koontz, Leonard 
Cooper and Frank Abbott, Jr.; 

On St. John's, Williamsboro: 
The Rev. Harrison T. Simons, 
chairman, Bennett H. Perry, Jr., 
Charles Brewer, Jr., David 
Evans, Miss E. Anne Wortham, 
J. Richard Wortham, Mrs. A. A. 
Zollicoffer, Jr., Henry W. Lewis, 
Henry P. Hall, Miss Sarah Boyd 
and Charles H. Jack, Jr.; 

On Armed Services: The Rev. 
William P. Barrett, chairman, 
George L. Margeson and Collin 

On Church Renewal: The Rev. 
John C. Mott, chairman, the Rev. 
John R. Campbell, the Rev. 
John H. McLeester, the Rev. 
Gary A. Garnett, Mrs. Rollie 
Tillman, Mrs. D. J. Coleman, Jr., 
Roy R. Bastian, Jr. and William 
Farley Gilliam; and 

On the Bicentennial: The Rev. 
Martin Caldwell, Jr., chairman, 
the Rev. B. Daniel Sapp, the Rev. 
John T. Broome, the Rev. 
E. Dudley Colhoun, the Rev. 
Charles I. Penick, J. Melville 
Broughton, Jr., Louis M. Connor, 
Jr., J. Emmett Sebrell and Roger 
Gant, Jr. 

Why is thy faith in God's great 

love so small? 
Why doth thy heart shrink back 

at duty's call? 
Art thou obeying this: Abide in 


And doth the Master's word abide 
in thee? 

Very few would believe or 
could muster the spiritual forti- 
tude to test anew the Christly 
miracle of the loaves and fishes. 
Surely, however, we can ask the 
Divine Mind for wisdom, for 
guidance and for strength of mind 
and heart, and listen confidently 
for the answers. If man's ex- 
tremity is God's opportunity, it is 
time we made room for infinite 
Mind and infinite Love to reor- 
der the actions of his children on 
this finite planet. 

Bless this food, O Lord, to the 
use of our bodies, and us to Thy 
loving service; and make us ever 
mindful of the needs of others. 

A'. C. Churchman 

Human Disaster Looms Large 

(Continued from page 3) 

Church News Capsules 


Editoj|;'s Note: Following 
is (he report from the Dio- 
cesan Youth Committee on 
youth. The report was pre- 
pared for delivery by Miss 
Anne Hager at the recent 

I've volunteered to give a re- 
port on the Diocesan Committee 
on Youth. This is the first year 
the Committee has functioned as 
such. Foriperly there were two 
groups ... the Youth Division 
made up of aduUs, and the Youth 
Commission, made up of young 
persons. This year the two have 
combined into a frolicking, ram- 
bunctious, and definitely hard- 
working unit made up of 10 youth 
and 8 adults. The youth Commit- 
tee is proud to announce that we 
are alive and well. 

If any of you have picked up 
one of these iitde yellow folders 
you'll understand what I mean. 
Nick White put in a great deal of 
work on this paper and it explains 
what we're all about. They are lo- 
cated in the lobby. 

This fall we will again sponsor 
our annual Acolytes Festival at 
Duke. This will be a special treat 
since the football game will be 
Duke vs. State. 

The Youth Committee also 
sponsors Youth Advisor Work- 
shops in various areas of the Dio- 
cese. For those churches who 
don't have an E.Y.C. we have 
people who have volunteered as 
consultants to help get one off the 

Replacing our summer confer- 
ence this year, we are planning 
three separate weekends designed 
to give young people opportuni- 
ties to get together to share, to 
learn, to teach, to grow and in all 
of these to have fun. They are the 
Spring Fling on April 11-13, 
Autumn Action in the fall and 
the Frosty Festival in winter. 

In working and planning events 
for the youth, we've had a tre- 
mendous amount of fun and fel- 
lowship. I think the youth have- 
realized that adults are just as en- 
joyable as the youth their own 
ages. And the adults have been 
especially good at listening to us 
and recognizing us as responsi- 
ble people. 

Editor's Note: It has been suggested that "The Churchman" 
publish more national .and world hews. In an effort to round out 
its coverage of matters pertinent to the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina the Editorial Board is launching in this issue a capsule report 
on news developments elsewhere. Reader reactions are invited. 
Write to Editorial Board, "N. C. Churchman, Box 18445, Ra- 
leigh 27604. 

ST. LOUIS — March hunger meetings in Denver and in an eastern 
city to be selected with representatives from every province in the 
Episcopal Church have been announced here. The future gatherings 
grew out of a recent meeting here of an ad hoc team of church 
leaders named by Presiding Bishop John M. Allin. The Rev. Don 
Griswold, coordinator of the Episcopal World Hunger Task Force, 
summed up the urgency of the world hunger problem with this 
comment: "Forty-four thousand kids are dying this morning while 
we are meeting. The statistics are overwhelming." 

NEW YORK — A gratifying initial response has been reported 
by the Presiding Bishop's appeal for the hungry of the world. The 
Rt. Rev. John M. Allin recently noted that if every Episcopalian 
contributed "only one dollar" the result would be an immediate fund 
of over three million dollars to relieve world hunger. Checks may 
be made payable to the Presiding Bishop's Fund For World Relief, 
designated for "Hunger" and mailed to Episcopal Church Center, 
815 Second Avenue, New York, N. Y. 10017. President Gerald 
Ford, an Episcopalian, was among early contributors. 

DETROIT — The Rt. Rev. H. Coleman McGehee, Jr., bishop of 
the Diocese of Michigan, has recommended several steps for dealing 
with current world problems. The steps include the elimination of 
meat from family meals at least two days each week, walking and 
using public transportation where possible, giving five per cent of in- 
come for the work of the church and daily prayer for the poor 
and hungry. 

NEW YORK — A second meeting of the Presiding Bishop's 
Ad Hoc Committee on Priesthood and Human Sexuality was held 
recently here at the Episcopal Church center. One goal of the group 
is the communication of resources so that the entire Episcopal 
Church will be well informed on the various issues involved in the 
Church's ministry concerns at the Minnesota General Convention in 
the fall of 1976. A large part of the all-day meeting was devoted 
to the making of a wide range of suggestions for the shaping of 
two books or "mosaics" — short, concise essays on the two themes, 
priesthood and sexuality — which the Seabury Press plans to publish- 
in the fall of 1975. 

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — The Rev. William A. Jones, Jr., 
47, since 1972 rector of St. John's Episcopal Church here, has 
been elected eighth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. 
He was chosen from a slate of four nominees at a special diocesan 
convention held at Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis. The Diocese 
comprises 57 parishes and missions in the eastern half of the State 
of Missouri, with 88 clergymen and some 14,000 communicants. 

DALLAS — The Standing Liturgical Commission of the Episcopal 
Church, working toward a July deadline for completion of the manu- 
script of a Draft Proposed Book of Common Prayer, met here re- 

The Commission, under the chairmanship of the Rt. Rev. Chilton 
Powell, bishop of Oklahoma, heard reports from several of its working 
committees and created a new Education and Communications Com- 
mittee to promote better understanding of the revision process and 
of the Draft Book. The new committee will include representatives 
of several media and education groups within the Church as well 
as members of the education and communication offices of the Ex- 
ecutive Council staff. 

Anne Hager (center), Friends 

NEW YORK — Mrs. Carter C. Chinnis of the Diocese of Wash- 
ington has been elected Presiding Officer of the 1976 Triennial 

Lenten Series 

CHARLOTTE — Outstand- 
ing leaders of the Episcopal 
Church are highlighting a series 
of Lenten evenings being co- 
operatively sponsored by the 
Episcopal churches of the Char- 
lotte area. 

The subject, "The Church Ex- 
amines its Creative Tensions" is 
being experienced under the gen- 
eral theme, "One Body — Many 
Members" on five consecutive 
Wednesday evenings at Christ 
Church, Charlotte, beginning 
February 19. 

Among the "creative tensions" 
being addressed are social action, 
spirituality, racism, female voca- 
tions and some fresh assumptions 
for nurture within the life of the 

THE LOOK OF HUNGER— A young boy sleeps beside an old man 
at the Madrasas Refugee Camp in India, a place where hunger and 
homelessness know no generation gap. (Photo by Religious News 

Meeting of the women of the Church to be held in Minneapolis- 
St. Paul. Mrs. Carl Hann of the Diocese of Indianapolis has been 
elected Assistant Presiding Officer. The Triennial Structure Com- 
mittee, authorized by the 1973 Triennial Meeting, was charged with 
the election of the presiding officer and the responsibility of recom- 
mending to the Minnesota meeting an on-going structure which would 
provide for continuity between one Triennial Meeting and the next. 

CHICAGO — The ordination of 1 1 women deacons to the Episco- 
pal priesthood in July was the top religion news story of 1974, 
according to the Religion Newswriters Association. In second place 
was the dissension in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and in 
third place was Watergate and the impact of the political scandal 
on religious leaders and institutions. The world food crisis placed 
fourth followed by "The Exorcist" phenomenon. Completing the top 
10 stories were: The textbook controversy in West Virginia; the 
Lausanne congress on evangelism; expanding evangelical interest in 
social concerns; the persistence of the charismatic movement; and the 
role of church leaders with regard to "repressive" regimes in South 
Korea, the Philippines, Brazil, Chile and South Africa. The RNA is 
made up ot religion writers or editors for secular newspapers, news 
magazines and news services. 

Full Text Of Bishops Address 

( Continued from page 6 ) 
support, whether it was people in need, institutions in need, building 
and construction, stained glass windows, or an organ. You know the 
more building and construction you do the deeper you are in the 
maintenance business; and if the church gets far enough in the main- 
tenance business, then the church ends up a museum of not too good 
art for the edification of the few who can enjoy it and not the love 
of Christ for all mankind. When we put all of our money and effort 
into building and construction or maintenance, it makes it hard for 
Christian Education programs to show how we bear witness to 
Christ. Someone asked me if this was a change of emphasis in my 
particular point of view since I have often said that worship is the 
center of the Christian life, and my answer to that question is, "No." 
Worship is the center of the Christian life, but worship ends in action. 
Worship provides the inspiration and motivation for doing something. 
The love of God is demonstrated by caring. It should be obvious 
to all of us that it is no longer acceptable just to talk and pass 
resolutions. We need to take seriously the words of the Gospel, 
"By their fruit ye shall know them." If the fiuit is loving and caring 
for those who need . love and cannot care for themselves, then you 
shall know them. 

Let not any of us become self-righteous with all of this. We are 
all aware of the problems of the institutional church, but we must 
stay alert and be aware of the fact that we cannot let the structure 
consume all of our time and effort and money. Please read the book 
"Something Beautiful for God." We vho are baptized in the name o! 
Christ Jesus must learn to stand against the tide of oppression ai"^ 
hatred and neglect and to demonstrate the gentle presence of love sf* 
that we can in some measure profess to be the Body of Christ. 

February J 975 

Page Seven 

>9 Add itions To Family: 

.^ew Clergy Of The Diocese 
Preset ted At '75 Convention 

Editor's Note: Following 
are the introductions of new 
clergy who came into the 
Diocese during 1974. 

The Rev. James Edward Man- 
ion transferred from the Diocese 
of Delaware to become assistant 
to the Rector of Emmanuel 
Church, Southern Pines. 

The Rev. Preston B. Huntley, 
Jr., transferred from the Diocese 
of South Carolina to become rec- 
tor of St. Paul's Church, Monroe. 

The Rev. Gary A. Garnett 
transferred from the Diocese of 
Western North Carolina to be- 
come rector of All Saints' 
Church, Greensboro. 

The Rev. John M. Smith be- 
came assistant to the Rector of 
Christ Church, Charlotte, and 
transferred to the Diocese from 
the Diocese of Virginia. 

The Rev. John H. McLeester 
transferred canonical residence 
from the Diocese of Lexington 
after ordination to the priesthood, 
and the Church of the Advent, 
Enfield, where he has served as 
deacon-in-charge, called him as 
their rector. 

The Rev. Robert Lee Sessum 
became assistant to the Rector of 
Christ Church, Raleigh, and 
transferred to the Diocese from 
the Diocese of Tennessee. 

The Rev. David H. Wright was 
ordained to the diaconate and as- 
signed to assist with Sunday ser- 
vices at the Church of the Holy 
Comforter, Burlington. He is 
in secular employment with 
Bell Telephone Laboratories in 

The Rev. Thomas N. Right- 
myer transferred from the Dio- 
cese of Maryland to become rec- 
tor of the Church of the Good 
Shepherd, Asheboro. 

The Rev. Nicholson B. White 
transferred from the Diocese of 
Connecticut to become assistant 
to the Rector of Christ Church, 

sufficiently and to pray suffi- 
ciently" before action is taken in 
this decision-making process. We 
anticipate dialogue and look for- 
ward to a report from this Com- 
mission to the next Diocesan 
Convention on the findings that 
its studies may reveal, but we 
agree that any such findings can- 
not bind the Bishop or Deputies 
of this Diocese to any particular 
legislative position on this issue at 
the next General Convention. 

The words of the Bishop en- 
joining us to celebrate the 200th 
birthday of our nation were in 
good order. The history of our 
Church on this scarred and con- 
secrated soil is deeply reflected in 
the history of our nation. We look 
forward to studies, projects and 
generous expressions of our con- 
cern for our country and the 
overarching problems which 
unite us to the peoples of the 
world. We applaud the appoint- 
ment of a committee to guide us. 

The Committee on the Address 
of the Bishop notes with pleasure 

The Rev. Stephen D. Harris 
transferred from the Diocese of 
Washington to become assistant 
to the Rector of the Church of the 
Good Shepherd, Raleigh. 

The Rev. Roland M. Jones 
transferred from the Diocese of 
Washington to become rector of 
St. Francis' Church, Greensboro. 

The Rev. Edward F. Glusman, 
Jr., transferred from the Diocese 
of Louisiana to become canoni- 
cally resident in the Diocese of 
North Carolina. He continued to 
serve as assistant to the Rector 
of St. Philip's Church, Durham. 

The Rev. George A. Magoon 
transferred from the Diocese of 
Virginia to become rector of St. 
Paul's Church, Louisburg; priest- 
in-charge of St. Matthias, Louis- 
burg, and St. James', Kittrell. 

The Rev. James R. Borom 
transferred from the Diocese of 
Upper South Carolina to become 
assistant to the Rector of St. 
Mary's Church, High Point. 

The Rev. Peter D. MacLean 
transferred from the Diocese of 
Long Island to become priest-in- 
charge of the Church of the Mes- 
siah, Mayodan. 

The Rev. Thomas B. Wood- 
ward became chaplain at the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina, Chapel 
Hill, and transferred canonical 
residence from the Diocese of 
Rochester on January 1, 1975. 

The Rev. James W. Mathieson 
transferred from the Diocese of 
Southern Virginia to become rec- 
tor of St. Andrew's Church, 
Rocky Mount. 

The Rev. F. William Lantz 
transferred from the Diocese of 
Georgia to become rector of St. 
Christopher's Church, Charlotte. 

The Rev. G. William Poulos 
transferred from the Diocese of 
Atlanta to become assistant to the 
Rector of St. Paul's Church, Win- 

the dispatch with which the Di- 
ocesan Council reviewed and re- 
newed the program of Racial and 
Urban Affairs and has moved to 
call the Rev. Lex Matthews to 
direct the work of the new Com- 
mittee on Christian Social Min- 
istries. The ministry of social con- 
cern is one that can touch all 
parishes and there is great need 
for a coordinator who will wisely 
help us weave together resources 
and special needs. 

It is understandable to all of us 
that there is concern for the va- 
lidity of operating procedures 
presently obtaining in the Na- 
tional Church's grant program — 
Community Action and Human 
Development. We applaud the 
meticulous efforts on the part of 
the Bishop, the Standing Com- 
mittee, the rectors and senior 
wardens of the Diocese in follow- 
ing the Diocesan and National 
guidelines for handling grant ap- 
plications. We sympathize with 
the Bishop's feeling that much ef- 
fort is spent needlessly; we agree 

In Tribute 

Following the the names of 
persons who at some time in the 
past have been delegates to the 
Convention of the Diocese of 
North Carolina and who have 
died since the 158th Annual Con- 
vention last year: 

Burlington, Holy Comforter — 
John L. Stone III; 

Charlotte, Christ Church — 
William H. Gaither and Nor- 
man A. Cocke; 

Charlotte, St. Martin's— J. J. 
Martin, Jr.; 

Cleveland, Christ Church — 
William Preston Barber and John 
Henry Dillon, Jr.; 

Concord, All Saints' — John 
Philips Weeks; 

Greensboro, St. Andrew's — 
Andrew Lee Foster, Jr.; 

Haw River, St. Andrew's — 
Frank Irving Boswell and Joy 
Belle Morris Thomas; 

Rocky Mount, Good Shepherd 
— Frank P. Meadows; 

Salisbury, St. Luke's — Wal- 
ter H. Woodson, Jr.; 

Salisbury, St. Matthew's — 
R. Lee Shoaf; 

Smithfield, St. Paul's— Warren 

Tarboro, Calvary — Daniel 
Russell Clark; 

Warrenton, Emmanuel — Lou- 
rie B. Beddoe and James Yancey 

This year's 159th Annual Con- 
vention paid tribute to these in- 

that the procedures are time- 
consuming and may often appear 
to have little effect on the final 
grant decisions made at the Na- 
tional level. 

On the other hand, we value 
the scrutiny that local commit- 
tees, under our Diocesan proce- 
dures, have been asked to give 
grant applicants in their vicinities 
and feel that the Bishop should 
continue to benefit from their 
reports. Since the Bishop's com- 
ment on all grant applications is 
still required by the guidelines of 
General Convention, we do not 
believe it appropriate for the 
Bishop to withdraw entirely from 
expressing himself. We cannot 
abandon our responsibility. We 
are asking Convention to me- 
morialize the Executive Council 
to the effect that this meeting 
goes on record supporting strict 
interpretation of the General 
Convention guidelines regarding 
CAHD grants. 

Finally, we wish to thank Bish- 
op Eraser for his leadership 
which comes to life in every 
thoughtful line of his fine prose. 
We see the threads of his own 
priesthood shining through the 
fabric of his dreams for the 
Church in North Carolina. "The 
love of God," Bishop Eraser told 
us, "is demonstrated by caring." 
All facets of the program to 
which he calls us for the year 
ahead are reflections of that car- 
ing. His enjoinder to "stand 
against the tide of oppression and 
hatred and neglect" is in itself an 
offering of something beautiful to 


The Rev. Huntington 

Williams, Jr. 
The Rev. I. Mayo Little 
The Rev. William P. Price 
The Rev. John L. Sharpe, 

Dr. Cecil Patterson 
J. Emmett Sebrell 
Robert W. Newsom, Jr. 
Mrs. Herman Salinger, 


Bishops Address Praised 

(Continued from page 5) 

What Did It All Mean ? 

Delegates Express Views 
On '75 Diocesan Convention 

Churchman Editorial Board 


It takes 20 pounds of grain to make one pound of beef — The facili- 
ties were perfect for a convention — Glass elevators — Smiles, hand- 
shakes and embraces — That Communion service was magnificent — 
We started out great guns — I don't remember such wide awake dele- 
gates before — So good to meet new people — Thrilling worship — A 
feeling of openness and of freedom — They wanted to be a part of the 
action — The elections were well-conducted with genuine efforts to 
familiarize voters with the candidates — Those around me considered 
their votes carefully — The whole tenor was amazingly cordial — The 
Deans and the Archdeacon lined up like medieval monks before the 
Novice-Master — Why meet in cramped churches when Convention 
Centers like this are available to us? 


Did you see the newspaper headline; "'Episcopalians Reject Aid 
to the Hungry"? — We wasted a good six hours of everyone's time on 
Friday evening — Most of that banquet food was wasted — I suppose 
any large legislative body would be as conservative — I sensed a mild 
confusion, depression, fearfulness, which seemed to feed a growing 
nervousness as the hours progressed — Make no irrevocable commit- 
ments, burn no bridges, keep all options open — My greatest frustration 
was the log-jam at the end when we had to vacate by 2 p.m. without 
reasonable time to debate the most important issues — Too rushed — 
Too smooth — The EYC didn't get a voice or a chance to present their 
report — Voting was simply not expressive of the mind of the Conven- 
tion — Scheduling was not fair to us— The agenda was badly managed 
— We spent over four hours on budget and canons and less than an 
hour on trial use, ordination of women, feeding the hungry, the death 
penalty and the right to die. 


I was so impressed with the overall courtesy of the Convention — 
The parliamentarian, pipe in hand, whispering in Bishop Eraser's 
ear to extricate us from our impasses — Peter Lee's wonderful idea 
to circumvent rules of order to do what everyone wanted to do — The 
Chancellor is a considerate man, clarifying and helping us whenever 
we need it — We reaffirmed our opposition to the death penalty — We 
raised some people's consciousness about the problems of hunger — 
The fellowship was beautiful. 


After being questioned on my stand on th6 "Book of Common 
Prayer" as a nominee for a lay deputy to General Convention, I ar- 
rived home on Saturday afternoon to discover that our young dog 
had gotten hold of my bedside prayerbook and completely torn it up 
during my absence. Needless to say I was upset as that book carried 
much sentimental value with it. I wonder if there is a message here? 

What Did We Do? 

Here's Resolutions Recap 
On Actions At Convention 

ON WORLD HUNGER — Resolved that each parish and mission 
of the Diocese be asked to "raise an amount equal to 10 per cent of 
their local budgets" to be given at their discretion "to the aid of the 
poor and hungry locally, nationally, internationally or any combina- 
tion thereof." In floor action the resolution was amended to send 
10 per cent of the Diocesan Reserve Fund to the Presiding Bishop's 
Fund for World Relief. Resolution as amended defeated by a vote 
of 114 to 140. On a separate motion amendment regarding 10 per 
cent of the Reserve Fund was tabled by a vote of 147 to 79. 

ON THE RIGHT TO DIE — Resolved that, in consultation with 
physicians and priests, patients (or members of the family when 
patients are incompetent) may "rightly request" that "no heroic or 
extraordinary measures be employed to defer death" and that physi- 
cians and others in responsibility are "morally obligated" to respect 
these requests. Resolution adopted. 

ON THE DEATH PENALTY — Resolved that the resolution of 
the 1971 Convention in opposition to the death penalty ... a resolu- 
tion which was affirmed by the 1973 Convention ... be reaffirmed 
and that copies of the 1975 affirmation be sent to each member of 
the General Assembly. Resolution adopted. 

ON PRAYER BOOK REVISION — Resolved that the General 
Convention of the Episcopal Church be memorialized to retain the 
Book of Common Prayer (1928) "as an authorized alternative to any 
proposed revised Book of Common Prayer." Resolution adopted. 

ON GRANT PROCEDURE— Resolved that the Executive Council 
of the Episcopal Church insure that its staff adhere to grant procedures 
adopted by the 1970 General Convention and reaffirmed by the 1973 
General Convention. Resolution adopted. 

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Bishops Letter: 

Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 

Editor and Chairman, 
Division of Information 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve, The 
Ven. Robert N. Davis, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 65 

January, 1975 

No. 1 

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address. Parishes are asked to send 
names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspond- 
ence to P. O. Box 17025, Raleigh, 
N. C, 27609. 

Convention Time! 

The long hours and hard work that are involved in arranging a Convention 
are often hidden by the warmth of the hospitality and the smoothness with 
which many of the events take place. However, you can be sure that the local 
committee has met, planned, negotiated, discussed and worked out knotty 
details for a long time prior to the day that the first delegate registers. 

Also involved in the Convention is what takes place at the pre-Convention 
meetings of the Convocations. The North Carolina Churchman carries re- 
ports, budgets, and the deans and other officers of the Diocese provide detailed 
information that helps the pre-Convention Convocation handle a great deal of 
material for the delegates before the Convention. This makes it possible for 
some things to be done in a much more expeditious manner. 

At this Convention I have three subjects which I would like to present to 
the Diocese for consideration and action, which I will do in my Convention 
address, and I am asking Chancellor John Caldwell of North Carolina State 
University to present another subject at the banquet. This subject, also, I hope 
will receive the careful consideration and action of the Convention. 

At the time of this writing we are waiting for names of delegates so that we 
can begin to make assignments to committees and commissions of the Conven- 
tion and Diocese. Several people have raised again with me the question of not 
knowing people who are nominated for various offices, such as the Standing 
Committee, Diocesan Council, and especially delegates to General Convention 
which we will elect at our meeting in January. One of the suggestions has 
been that we ought to have a picture of these persons so that you will be able 
to identify them; and, secondly, people would like to know something about 
them, particularly where they stand on vital issues. 

I do not know how well this can be accomplished in a convention such 
as ours, but I do want to assure those who have raised the subject that it is being 
given some consideration and we will welcome any thoughts you may have on 
the subject. 

In the meantime, I hope that you have had a good Christmas Season and 
with a genuine expression of gratitude to the local committee I look forward to 
meeting all of you in Winston-Salem on January 3 1 and February 1 . 

, Faithfully yours, 

Thomas A. Fraser 

Murdoch Fund 



Chairman, Murdoch Memorial Society 

The Murdoch Memorial Society is 
established by Canon XVII of the 



Canons of the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina to administer a trust set up by 
the late Margaret Murdoch in memory 
of her brother. The Rev. Francis J. 

The income from the trust is used 
to assist seminarians of this Diocese in 
financing their theological education. 
This assistance is in the form of a loan, 
usually cancelled upon ordination. 

During the course of 1974 a review 
has been undertaken of the policies 
(Continued on page 4) 


The Churchman 

CONVENTION LEADERS — Here are some of the committee chairmen and other planners for the 159th Convention at 
Winston-Salem January 31-February 1. Standing, left to right, are The Rev. Carl Herman, Mrs. John Tolmie, Frank K. 
Lord, HI, £. J. (Jack) Moorhead, Turner Coley, The Rev. John R. Campbell, Joseph Wilkinson and Joel A. Weston, Jr., 
general chairman. Seated are Mrs. Woody Clinard, Ms. Patricia Garlie, Mrs. Joseph C. Gordon, Mrs. Ed T. Mulvey, and 
Ms. Diane Mullican. 

Winston-Salem Convention Center Is Headquarters: 

Opens 10 A. M. Friday^ January 31 

Editor, The N. C. Churchman 

City's Episcopal Churches host the 
159th annual meeting of the Diocese of 
North Carolina at Benton Convention 
Center on Friday and Saturday, Janu- 
ary 3 1 and February 1 . 

The Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, 
bishop of the Diocese will preside. Dr. 
John T. Caldwell, chancellor of N. C. 
State University, will speak at the Fri- 
day dinner session. 

Other convention figures include the 
Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore, suffra- 
gan bishop, and Joel Weston, Jr. of 
Winston-Salem, general chairman. The 
Rev. Carl F. Herman of Greensboro 

is again serving as convention secre- 
tary. The Rev. John R. Campbell of 
Winston-Salem chairs the Committee 
On Dispatch of Business. 

The host churches are St. Anne's, 
St. Paul's, St. Stephen's and St. 
Timothy's. The Benton Convention 
Center is located at 301 West Fifth 
Street directly across from the new 
Hyatt House which will house dele- 

Bishop Fraser will call the conven- 
tion to order at 10 a.m. Friday, Decem- 
ber 31. The registration desk will be 
open at 8:30 a.m. . . . and at 8:00 
p.m. the night before to accommodate 
early arrivals. A 1 :00 p.m. luncheon is 
scheduled on Friday with the conven- 
tion dinner due to begin at 7:00 p.m. 

Adjournment is anticipated by noon 
on Saturday. 

Committee chairmen for the 159th 
annual session are: 

Mrs. John Tolmie, St. Timothy's, 
food and refreshment; Frank K. Lord, 
St. Paul's, finance; E.J. (Jack) Moore- 
head, St. Paul's, publicity; Turner 
Coley, St. Paul's, printing; Mrs. Wood 
Clinard, St. Anne's, parking and trans- 
portation; Mrs. Joseph G. Gordon, St. 
Stephen's, hospitality; Mrs. Ed T. Mul- 
-vey, St. Paul's, registration; Robert 
Piper, St. Timothy's, arrangements and 
property; and Mrs. Robert M. Odear, 
St. Anne's, lodging. 

Joseph Wilkinson of St. Anne's and 
Ms. Patricia Garlie of St. Timothy's 
are serving as assistants to General 
Chairman Weston. 

January 1975 


Loan Limif $60,000, Interest 4% 

NC Foundation Assets Near $600,000 

President, Church Foundation 

The North CaroHna Episcopal 
Church Foundation, Inc. met three 
times during 1974 in carrying out its 
primary objective of aiding parishes 
and missions in the erection of church 
buildings and acquiring church prop- 
erties by making low-interest install- 
ment loans. 

Under the loan policy as revised by 
the Directors in November, 1972, the 
maximum of loans to any one congre- 
gation is limited to $60,000, and the 
interest rate is set at 3Vi per cent per 
annum for missions and 4 per cent for 
parishes. • 

Loans were made during the year to 
St. Barnabas, Greensboro in the 
amount of $6,500 and to St. Timothy's, 
Winston-Salem in the amount of $50,- 
000. Refinancing of existing loans is 
not among the objectives of the Foun- 

Under extraordinary conditions, the 
Foundation has authority to make di- 
rect grants in lieu of or in conjunction 
with loans and has authority to make 
loans to mission churches for repairs 
and renovations. One grant was made 
during the year to All Saints, Warren- 

At its November meeting the Board 
of Directors received a report from a 
special committee which was estab- 
lished to study the Foundation's Char- 
ter. The Board unanimously approved 
a resolution to be presented at the 1975 
Diocesan Convention to change the 
Foundation's Charter to include aiding 
other Diocesan-owned institutions. 

Procedures to obtain loans and the 
necessary forms can be obtained from 
the Diocesan Business Office. 

The financial statistics of the Foun- 
dation for the year ending October 31, 
1974 are as follows: 



Due on loans 
Total Assets 

$ 5,122.91 


Face value of church loans as of Oc- 
tober 31, 1974 was $558,000 from 
20 churches. As of the end of the year, 

no churches were delinquent in their 
payments. Four churches that repaid 
loans in full during the year were St. 
Mark's, Huntersville (face value 
$20,000); Church of the Messiah, 
Rockingham ($12,000); Trinity, States- 
ville ($30,000); and All Saints, War- 
renton ($12,000). 

N, C. Figure Nearly $80,000: 

Church Pension Benefits 
in Excess Of 10 Million 

Chairman, Church Pension Fund 

As of December, 1974 the 
Church Pension Fund reported 
grants in force for the Diocese of 
North Carolina as follows: 

10 Clergymen 
21 Widows 
2 Children 

Grand Total 




pass the requirements contained in 
the new law. 

The affiliates of the Church Pen- 
sion Fund . . . Church Life Insur- 
ance Corporation, Church Insur- 
ance Corporation and Church 
Hymnal Corporation . . . con- 
tinued to provide high quality low 
cost service in addition to the two 
insurance companies paying divi- 
dends to the Fund. 

The Church Pension Fund 
Committee wishes to remind all 
persons responsible for the pay- 
ment of Pension Fund assessments 
that in addition to being required 
by Canon, regular payments are a 
matter of grave importance in pro- 
tecting the retirement benefits of 
clergymen, and it is essential that 
these payments be paid promptly. 

Benefits on a church-wide basis 
which increased 4.0 per cent over 
last year's figures are as follows: 

1573 Retired Clergy $ 5,736,612 

266 Disabled 

Clergy 871,956 
1704 Widows 3,356,148 

363 Children 235,140 

Grand Total $10,199,856 

While denominational plans are 
exempt from tl^e provisions of the 
new law passed by Congress in 
September, 1974, the Church 
Pension Fund rules not only com- 
ply with but in many respects sur- 

Murdock Fund 

(Continued from page 2) 

and procedures under which the So- 
ciety's investment income may be dis- 
bursed in ways that are both consistent 
with the terms of the trust and relevant 
to recent canonical changes in the 
status of seminarians, particularly in 
their first year. 

The Society hopes to make effective 
use of its limited resources amounting 
annually to about $1,200. The princi- 
pal of the Murdoch Trust is 1686 
shares of the Diocesan Control Fund 
and valued at $20,261 as of November 
5, 1974. Undistributed income as of 
that date was $2,817.18. 

The Churchman 

Format Should Include Many Ingredients: 

Accord Reached On Convention Plan 


Chairman, Study Committee On 
Functions Of Conventions 

The Committee agrees that each 
Convention of our Diocese should in- 
clude provision for worship, fellowship, 
education, finance, resolutions, elec- 
tions and appointments, and matters of 
government (legislation). All these ele- 
ments are considered to be important 
and they are not listed in any special 
order or ranking. 

The Committee agrees that worship 
is an important function of each annual 
Convention. Canon 3 of our Diocese 
prescribes that at each Convention a 
divine service shall be held and Holy 
Communion shall be celebrated. To 
this end the Committee is in favor of 
a Festival Holy Communion as one of 
the high spots of every Convention. 
Consideration should be given to an oc- 
casional service of Evening Prayer with 
a sermon appropriate to the occasion. 
Such a service would allow the Diocese 
to recognize and honor different 
aspects of our ministry in our Diocese 
such as college work, medical chap- 
laincy, or mission work. It would also 
provide an opportunity to bring to the 
Diocese a celebrated preacher for this 
special occasion. 

Although fellowship is a part of a 
Corporate Eucharist, a banquet affords 
further opportunity for more informal 
fellowship. If an occasional service of 
Evening Prayer became a part of the 
Convention agenda, a reception for 
the Bishop and other dignitaries pres- 
ent, held immediately after the service, 
would provide another opportunity for 
informal fellowship. 

A general type of education process 
is derived as a natural secondary bene- 

fit from the Convention. More specific 
opportunities for education could be 
provided by designating a portion of 
the agenda for special presentations 
concerning programs of interest to Dio- 
cese. The reports of committees, to- 
gether with the Bishops' address or re- 
ports, should be so prepared and pre- 
sented as to be educational and to pro- 
vide information on the state or con- 
dition of the Church in our Diocese. 

An important function of every Con- 
vention is the adoption of a budget. 
The presentation, discussion, and 
adoption of the budget should be con- 




tinned as a special item of business for 
our agenda. 

Each Convention should allow dele- 
gates and committees of the Diocese 
ample opportunity to present and dis- 
cuss resolutions as well as memorials 
to the General Convention. This Com- 
mittee feels that more effective use of 
this time can be made through pre- 
convention publicity with regard to 
resolutions that will be presented on the 
floor, so that delegates may have the 
opportunity to consider them prior to 
their arrival. 

The elective process is one of the 
most, important functions of the Con- 
vention. Each year around 20 elective 
positions are filled and in some years 
the number of elections have increased 

by the elections of deputies and repre- 
sentatives to the Provincial Synod. 
Consideration should be given to some 
means of making the candidates known 
to the electorate in some way in addi- 
tion to the biographical sketch pres- 
ently used. Perhaps polaroid pictures of 
the nominees might help. In addition, 
the Bishop makes a number of appoint- 
ments to serve during the Convention. 

Finally, the Convention must make 
provision for legislative functions such 
as passing appropriate canons and rules 
necessary to the maintenance and well- 
being of the Church in the Diocese. 

A majority of the members of the 
Committee feel that the pre-Conven- 
tion Convocation meetings could serve 
a valuable purpose through informing 
the delegates about such matters as 
proposed budget, resolutions to be laid 
before Convention, and elections for 
which nominations will be received 
from the floor. Carefully planned and 
organized Convocations would allow 
the delegates to come to the Conven- 
tion with greater knowledge of the 
Convention process and with a greater 
ability to enter into it. 

The Committee recognizes that, un- 
less the duration of the Convention is 
extended, the time allowed on the Con- 
vention agenda for any of the above 
elements is necessarily limited. One ele- 
ment can be magnified at the probable 
expense of reducing the time appor- 
tioned to the other elements. 

Other members of the committee 
are Judge James G. Exum, the Rt. 
Rev. W. Moultrie Moore, Jr., the Rev. 
Carl F. Herman, the Rt. Rev. Thom- 
as A. Eraser, Jr., Michael Schenck, III, 
Hal M. Miller, Lawrence A. Tomlin- 
son, Jr., Charles M. Winston and the 
Ven. Robert Davis. 

Here're Suggested Changes In Canons 


Chairman, Committee On Constitution 
And Canons 

The Committee on Constitution and 
Canons has been at work on the gen- 
eral revision and updating of the Con- 
stitution and Canons of the Diocese. 

Most of the recommendations to be 
made to the forthcoming Convention 
are in the area of rewriting and reor- 
ganizing the existing documents in the 
interest of clarity and easier use. It is 
proposed that some Canons be further 
divided and that titles be given to many 
of the sections, resulting in some re- 

numbering of the Canons and of the 
sections thereof. 

Substantive changes will be pro- 
posed, as follows : 

1. Removal of the six-months resi- 
dent requirement from Article III, Sec- 
tion 3, of the Constitution. 

2. Change the requirement for call- 

January 1975 


ing for a vote by orders to two clerical 
delegates or the delegations present 
from two parishes (Article VI, Sec. 1). 

3. A re-writing of Canon I, striking 
the phrase "the prevalence of an epi- 
demic or contagious disease or other." 

4. Restoring to section 2 of Canon 11 
the provision for amended certificates 
by parishes and organized missions 
which was inadvertently omitted in the 
1971 edition. 

5. The amendment of Canon IX(a) 
to require that lay deputies and alter- 
nates to the General Convention be 
communicants in good standing of this 
Church, and (b) to simplify the pro- 
cedure of certifying alternate deputies 
when necessary. 

6. The amendment of Canon X to 
provide for 

a. The Trustees of the Diocese 
to be elected upon nomination of 
the Bishop. (Sec. 1) 

b. The Investment Committee 
to be the nominee of "other Prop- 
erty" (Sec. 3). 

c. Summary Report to the 
Convention by the Investment 
Committee annually (Sec. 4(b) 

d. The inclusion in the annual 
report of the Trustees of the Dio- 
cese of a statement of the value of 
each trust administered by the In- 
vestment Committee. 

7. The amendment of Canon XI by 

a. The deletion of section 2. 

b. Entitling the new section 2 

(present 3) "Officers of the Dio- 
cese" and deleting from it the 
phrase, "the clerical members of 
the Annual Convention," as well 
as the last sentence thereof. 

8. The amendment of Canon XIII 
by placing primary responsibility for 
the raising of the budget of the Con- 
gregation upon the Vestry rather than 
upon the clergyman. (Sec. 2) 

9. The amendment of Canon XV by 
a. Changing the title to "Busi- 
ness Methods in Church Affairs." 


b. Naming the Trustees of the 
Diocese as custodian of funds 
and securities too small for a bank 
or other depository. (Paragraph 
(1) ) 

c. Requiring in paragraph (2) 
(b) that the records include a 
copy of the instrument establish- 
ing the trust or fund. 

d. Naming in paragraph (4) 
the Department of Finance as the 
appropriate committee to estab- 

lish a system of satisfactory ac- 

10. The amendinent of Canon XVII 
by the deletion of section 6 in view of 
the work and function of the Commis- 
sion on Ministry. 

1 1 . The amendment of Canon XXI 


a. Changing its title to "Parish 
Meetings, Vestries and Wardens." 

b. Making specific suggestions 
and provisions for Parish and 
Vestry By-Laws. 

c. Including a provision per- 
mitting nominations for Vestry- 
men to be by preferential ballot. 

12. The amendment of Canon XXV, 
Section 7, so that it conforms to the 
present Title I, Canon 16, Sections 1, 

2 and 3 of the Canons of the Gen- 
eral Convention. The proposed Canon 
will refer only to "Communicants in 
good standing." 

13. The amendment of Canon 
XXXII, Section 4b, by removing the 
limitation on the number of tellers who 
may assist the Committee on Elections. 

14. An amendment to Canon 
XXXIII to provide that the Advisory 
Committee to the Registrar in Section 

3 serve in the same capacity to the 

15. The amendment of Rule of Or- 
der X to make possible the taking of a 
vote by orders without the calling of 
the roll. 

Following Directives Of '74 Convention: 

Council Moving Closer To Program 

Secretary, Diocesan Council 

In March, 1974, the newly-elected 
Diocesan Council met for the purpose 
of organizing itself and examining the 
directives given it by the 1974 Dioce- 
san Convention. The convention reso- 
lutions charged the Council to review 
all diocesan programs and implement 
necessary reforms to bring about more 
effective programing. During the year 
the Council met five times to deal with 
this task. 

In late spring several committees 
were established to gather information 
and data about existing diocesan pro- 
grams for review by the Council. These 
committee reports revealed that the 
Program Task Force established in 

1970 for the purpose of implementing 
and conducting program in the Diocese 
had created a gap in the Council's in- 
volvement in diocesan program. 

Recognizing the diocesan canon 
which directs the Council to organize 
and direct the program in the Diocese, 
the Council felt that all future program- 
ing should be in closer union with the 
Council. Therefore, the Council re- 
vamped its structure, proposing that 
program committees of the Council be 
established for the purpose of develop- 
ing clearly-worded purposes for the 
various program areas and providing a 
standard format ^in which the program 
areas can state their goals and strate- 
gies for the coming years. 

The Bishop was requested to ap- 
point, with the advice and consent of 

the Council, the chairman and mem- 
bers of each of the program commit- 
tees. Members of the Council would be 
appointed to serve as liaison with each 
of the committees. The primary re- 
sponsibility of the liaison would be to 
present to the Council an evaluation of 
the work of the committees, to repre- 
sent the committee to the Council and 
to assist the chairman in carrying out 
the responsibilities of the committee as 
directed by the Council. 

In order to bring about some consis- 
tency within the work of the individual 
committees, each committee was asked 
to develop a statement of purpose, de- 
velop a plan of action which would 
include major goals both short range 
and long range and the ways in which 
these goals would be carried out, de- 


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velop a statement of the basic organiza- 
tion of the particular area identifying 
the various program leaderships, and 
lastly, develop an anticipated operating 
cost for the next budget year. 

The program committees set up by 
the Council for the ensuing year and 
the purpose of committees is as fol- 

1. Diocesan Missions 

To serve as a Council of Advice to 
the Suffragan Bishop. 

2. Overseas Missions 

To assist the Diocese and individual 
congregations within the Diocese in re- 
lating to the work of our churches over- 

3. Consulting and Planning 

To assume responsibility for training 
consultants in areas of process and or- 
ganization; to help congregations in ob- 
taining the assistance of a training con- 

4. Education and Training 

To respond to requests for Christian 
Education and Training assistance from 
congregations and convocations in the 

Diocese; and to initiate appropriate 
programs based on data provided by 
leaders and members of the Diocese. 

5. Stewardship 

To assist congregations with their 
Every Member Canvass Programs. 

6. North Carolina Churchman 

To be responsible for publishing The 
North Carolina Churchman and for 
serving as the information arm for the 

7. Christian Social Ministries 

To identify Christian Social prob- 
lems, identify resources available to aid 
in solving these problems, and help link 
parishes, missions and agencies of the 
Diocese with these resources. 

8. Youth 

To provide for an annual spring 
event for the youth of our Diocese, for 
an annual summer conference for the 
youth of our Diocese, for an annual 
Acolyte Festival and such other youth 
programs as may be deemed desirable. 

9. Liturgy and Worship 

To assist the Diocese and congre- 

congregations within the Diocese in all 
matters relating to liturgy and worship. 

10. Ecumenical Relations 

To assist the Diocese and congre- 
gations within the Diocese with matters 
relating to ecumenical affairs. 

11. Specialized Ministries 

To serve as Council of Advice in the 
following areas: 

(a) Campus Ministries 

To be responsible for assisting 
all clergy and all congregations 
who have an active relationship 
with schools, colleges and univer- 

(b) Christ the King Center 

To assist with the development 
and programs of Christ the King 

(c) Hospital Chaplaincy 

To assist all clergy who have a 
working relationship with hospital 
chaplaincy programs. 

(d) Ministry to the Deaf 

To assist in further develop- 
ment of any program activities for 
a ministry to the deaf. 

for Eighth Consecutive Year: 

St. Augustine's Enrollment Growing 

President, St. Augustine's College 

Saint Augustine's College began its 
108th year with an enrollment of 1,515 
students. This figure represents a con- 
tinuous pattern of increase for the 
eighth consecutive year, and takes 
place at a time when many small, 
church related colleges are experienc- 
ing reduced enrollments. We believe 
that this pattern of increased enroll- 
ment suggests that the college continues 
to approximate the kind of academic 
nvironment which has justifiably cap- 
ured the confidence of a large number 
f students, counselors, and parents 
rom across the State and Nation. 

The student body of the College 
epresents approximately 22 states, the 
District of Columbia and 14 foreign 
countries. Approximately 58 per cent 
of the students enrolled are from the 
State of North Carolina, and will live 
and work in the State after graduation. 
The support of the College by the 
Church and Diocese would mean an 
involvement in raising the standards 
and productivity of a sizeable number 

of young people who in the future 
would make their mark and contribu- 
tion to this State. 

Our 108th year began with the dedi- 
cation and opening of our new library. 
This facility houses 175,000 volumes 
and provides a study area for 500 stu- 




dents. The library was built at a cost 
of $1.1 million dollars, and with the 
recent completion of the classroom 
building, completes our basic academic 
needs. There will be a need, however, 
for restoring and rehabilitating some of 
our older buildings, such as the 
Cheshire Building and Taylor Hall. 

Saint Augustine's College has been 
removed from the budget of the Dio- 

cese of North Carolina. But we are 
pleased to note the increasing number 
of congregations of the Diocese which 
have included us in their annual bud- 
gets or who have remembered us at 
particular seasons during the year. We 
hope that this will continue. Through 
the Office of Development, we will be- 
gin in the calendar year 1975 to send 
to all congregations of this Diocese the 
official pyblications of the College. 

We believe that this will lead to more 
direct contact between the College and 
the congregations and people which the 
College serves. Further, it will provide 
immediate knowledge and information 
about the needs and successes which 
we are experiencing here at Saint 
Augustine's and inform our Diocese 
and members in ways by which they 
jnay assist us in our efforts to build an 
institution which addresses itself to the 
elevation of man and the enjoyment of 
the good life. 

We believe that Saint Augustine's, 
in conjunction with the Episcopal 
Church, has done a unique job in this 
regard. We urge continued support. 

Jonuary 1975 


Tar Heel PARISHscene 

Churchman Editorial Board 

To St. Andrew's — The Rev. 
Frank G. Dunn becomes rector of St. 
Andrew's, Charlotte, the first of the 
year. Mr. Dunn has been serving as 
curate at St. Martin's, Charlotte, since 
the summer of 1972. Born in Conway, 
South Carolina, Mr. Dunn was gradu- 
ated from Randolph-Macon College, 
attended Princeton Theological Semi- 
nary, and did graduate work at General 
Theological Seminary in New York. 
He has participated in clinical pastoral 
education at Trenton State Hospital in 
New Jersey and also did urban work in 
the Episcopal churches in New Bruns- 
wick, N. J. He and his wife, Bar- 
bara, are parents of a two-year old 
daughter, Sarah Marsh. 

Bells Wanted — Grace Church in 
Galesburg, 111., wants to buy handbells 
for their Youth Club Bell choir. Any- 
one with information about used bells 
should contact the Rev. Thad B. Rudd, 
rector, 151 East Carl Sandburg Dr., 
Galesburg, 111. 61401. 

Saturation — St. John's, Charlotte, 
declared the month of December as 
"Bible Saturation Month." Their pur- 
pose, according to their newsletter, was 
to "renew and enhance our understand- 
ing and involvement in the Bible, that 
it may be a more integral, natural, 
and real part of our life." Included 
were the following events: Two forum 
speakers, Father James, academic dean 
at Belmont Abbey, and Dr. Loy 
Witherspoon, chairman of the U.N.C. 
Charlotte department of Religion, led 
studies of Genesis and the New Testa- 
ment, on five Sundays in November 
and December. Monday evening cov- 
ered dish suppers featured "A Dra- 
matic Evening," with Mrs. Marley Wil- 
lard of the Winston-Salem Little 
Theatre, on the Bible as drama; an- 
other featured Mrs. E. C. McGregor 
Boyle of Columbia, S. C, on helping 
relate the Bible to personal life; and a 
third, for both children and adults, 
was a "Cross-age Learning Ex- 
perience," using film and art in Bible 
learning. Sunday sermons emphasized 
the theme, as well as special displays, 
books and tapes. Several attractive 

booklets on Bible study were mailed 
to the congregation. The Church school 
from kindergarten through senior high 
followed the Bible study emphasis, and 
several Bible discussion groups were 
begun. The Rev. Robert Haden is rec- 

tor and Mrs. Dot Glensor is secretary 
of Christian education at St. John's. 

Program Notes — Other adult educa- 
tion programs from over the Diocese 
include a new experimental course just 

1 975 Budget Proposals 

Proposed Budget 1975 

410 Diocesan Officers 

Bishop Budgeted Proposed 

1974 1975 

411 Salary $ 24,000 $ 27,000 

412 Housing 3,600 3,780 

413 Utilities 1,600 1,680 

414 Travel Expense 5,000 5,500 

415 Secretary 7,800 8,736 

Suffragan Bishop 

421 Salary 19,000 21,280 

422 Housing 3,000 3,150 

423 Utilities 1,500 1,575 

424 Travel Expense 4,500 5,000 

425 Secretary 7,200 8,064 

Diocesan Business Administrator 

431 Salary 16,300 18,720 

432 Travel Expense - 2,000 3,000 

435 Financial Secretary-Bookkeeper 8,500 9,520 

436 Receptionist-Typist :. 5,100 5,712 

Secretary of Diocese 

441 Salary 1,800 1,980 

442 Clerical Assistance 600 600 

443 Office Expense 500 550 

450 Diocesan House 

451 Construction Note 29,280 29,275 

452 Insurance 800 814 

453 Utilities & Maintenance 11,500 11,500 

454 Telephone & Telegraph 6,000 7,200 

455 Office Supplies & Postage 8,000 9,600 

456 Equipment Replacement & Repair 2,000 2,000 

460 Conventions 


461 Expense of Journal 4,000 4,200 

462 Parish Expense 1,000 1,000 

463 Diocese Expense 200 200 


466 Diocesan Share of Convention & Presiding Bishop's Office.... 6,943 6,943 

467 Expense of Delegates 1,500 2,000 

470 Insurance 

471 Workmen's Comjjensation 325 292 

472 Fire & Liability— Other Property 1,600 1,850 

473 Surety Bond 750 800 

474 Clergy Pension Premiums 10,800 12,041 

475 Lay Employees Pension Premiums 2,200 4,000 

476 Social Security 2,610 2,647 

477 Major . Medical-Life Insurance 7,200 7,500 

480 Miscellaneous 

481 Expense Commission on Ministry 3,000 3,000 

482 Expense Standing Committee 800 800 

483 Expense Diocesan Council 700 700 

484 Special Grant 950 1,050 

485 Audit 2,600 3,160 

490 Contingent Fund 7,637 2,000 

TOTAL $224,395 $240,419 

Budget Reductions: 

Trust Income 10,255 11,919 

Interest Income - L540 2,000 

TOTAL 11,795 13,919 

Total to be Assessed $212,600 $226,500 


The Churchman 

begun at Holy Family in Chapel Hill. 
Prepared by two laymen, Keith Miller 
and Bruce Lawson, it is called "The 
Edge of Adventure," and the authors 
describe it as "A revolutionary new ex- 
periment in faith for those who have 
trouble getting past the basic questions 

of the existence of God and the reality 
of prayer." The course consists of a re- 
source manual and tapes dealing with 
such subjects as "Taking the Gamble 
— Commitment"; "Conscious Contact 
with God Through Prayer"; "A 
Strategy for Handling Failure," and 

Proposed Budget 1975 

Budgeted Proposed 

1974 1975 

601 NATIONAL CHURCH PROGRAM $166,616 $151,768 

602 PROVINCE OF SEWANEE —0— 2,429 


Archdeacon and Canon to the Ordinary 

610 Salary 13,000 13,650 

611 Housing 2,500 2,625 

612 Utilities 1,200 1,260 

613 Travel 2,600 3,000 

614 Secretary 7,000 7,350 

Diocesan Missions Committee 

620 Assistance to Mission Priests 57,757 51,996 

Overseas Missions Committee 

621 Committee Expenses 300 525 

Consulting and Planning Committee 

622 Committee Expenses 400 300 

623 Training of Consultants 300 — 0 — 

Education and Training Committee 

624 Program Funds 2,500 2,500 

625 Training Committee Program 900 1,050 

Stewardship Committee 

626 Committee Expenses 1,374 1,512 

Information Committee 

627 N. C. Churchman 13,720 15,092 

628 Public Information Officer 9,200 11,000 

Christian Social Ministries Committee 

630 Program Funds 25,200 5,000 

631 Director's Salary, Housing and Utilities 16,000 16,000 

632 Directors' Travel 2,000 2,000 

633 Director's Secretary 6,200 6,200 

Youth Committee 

640 Program Funds , 2,000 2,200 

641 Committee's Expenses 300 330 

Liturgy and Worship Committee 

642 Program Funds 2,400 2,950 

Ecumenical Relations Committee 

643 Committee's Expenses '. 300 300 

644 N. C. Council of Churches 500 3,913 

Specialized Ministries Committee 

Campus Ministries: 

650 College Work Program 6,500 6,500 

651 Chaplains' Discretionary Funds 3,000 3,000 

652 Chaplains' Salary and Housing Allowance 62,700 69.214 

653 Chaplains' Secretary and Office Expense : 8,850 9,700 

654 Program Planning 200 200 

655 Student Centers Operation 4,600 4,900 

656 UNC-Chapel Hill Ecumenical Black Chapl 1,500 1,500 

657 United Campus Ministries — N. C. Central ; 2,000 2,000 

658 United Campus Ministries — N. C A & T 4,500 4,500 

Other Ministries: 

660 Christ the King Center. 20,791 21,552 

661 Duke Medical Center Chaplain loioOO loioOO 

662 Ministry to the Deaf 9,762 11^013 


670 The Terraces 6,000 6,000 

671 Property Maintenance 3,500 3.000 

672 Moving Clergy 1^500 1,500 

673 Hospitalization Insurance 33,400 33,200 

674 Cler.ev Pension Premiums 30.695 26!457 

675 Lay Employees Pension Premiums 2,400 — 0 — 

676 Social Security Taxes 1,849 1,565 

677 Miscellaneous Committee 600 600 

678 Contingent Fund 2,000 2,000 

679 Program Task Force Expenses 500 — 0 

TOTAL $551,114 $523,351 

Budget Reductions: 

Trust Income 4,267 3,838 

Special Contributions 4,000 — 0 — 

Total 8,267 3,838 

Total for Quotas ....$542,847 $519,513 

January 1975 

"The Bible for Growth and Perspec- 
tive." The Rev. John Mott is rector. 

Also in Chapel Hill, at Chapel of 
the Cross, the Rev. William C. Spong, 
former chaplain at Duke Medical Cen- 
ter, now in Austin, Texas, led a three- 
part lecture-discussion course on "The 
Non-Accidental Nature of Married 
Life." The adult class there recently 
heard a series of talks on Christian 
ethics by the Dr. Harmon Smith of 
Duke University. The Rev. Peter Lee 
is rector. 

December themes for the adult class 
at Grace Church, Lexington, were 
"The Christian View of Alcoholism," 
led by Jim Emert, assistant director of 
Charlotte's Alcoholic Rehabilitation 
Center; the subject of "Stress," led by 
Fred Mclntyre, Jr., president of Mid- 
State Tile Co.; and the present state of 
the "Economy," led by Richard Thom- 
as of the same company. The Rev. 
Wilson Carter is rector. 

All Saints', Concord, the Rev. Jack 
Jessup, rector, had an Advent study on 
the subject of "Death." The book. The 
Sting of Death, was used as basis for 
the study, with three other books as 
side reading. The other books were 
Death Is a Noun,. On Death and Dy- 
ing, and Concerning Death. 

On Board — Miss Wyndham Robert- 
son was recently named to the Board 
of Editors of Fortune Magazine. Miss 
Robertson is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Julian Robertson of Salisbury, 
and was a lifelong member of St. 
Luke's in Salisbury until she went to 
New York to make her home. 

Bazaar Notes — The Churchwomen 
of two Raleigh churches, St. Michael's 
and St. Mark's, planned unusual and 
interesting December projects this 
year. St. Michael's had a "Christmas 
Tour of Homes" early in December 
which combined a tour of seven varied 
and beautifully decorated homes, with 
sales of Christmas items featured in 
several of the houses. One large, beau- 
tifully restored old home was the 
"Christmas Tree House," and dis- 
played handmade gifts, and orna- 
ments and decorated trees for sale. An- 
other, the "Christmas Pantry House," 
had canned and preserved food dis- 
played for sale in its kitchen. Still an- 
other, the "Sugar Plum House," fea- 
tured holiday foods. Tea was served at 
one of the homes, and the evening 
candlelight tour featured Christmas 
music in all the homes. Mrs. Kroghie 
(Continued on page 11) 


Capital Debt Problem Remains: 

St. Mary's Enjoys Full Enrollment 

Trustee, St. Mary's College 

St. Mary's College began its 1974-75 
school session with a "full house." Of 
the 516 full time students 394 are 
North Carolinians and 176 are Episco- 
palians. A faculty of 53 competent in- 
structors continue to uphold its high 
academic standards while leadership in 
Student Government is of the highest 

The school has been added to the 
approved list of private schools which 
may nominate candidates for the John 
Motley Morehead Scholarships and 
now has three candidates in competi- 
tion. For the second year a summer 
school session was held with 36 stu- 
dents attending. It was felt that this 
session was a success academically, so- 
cially and financially. 

On the campus St. Mary's is in the 
healthiest state it has enjoyed in many 
years. In the words of its chaplain "St. 
Mary's College has the freedom to pro- 
claim God's Kingdom by word and 
deed and she does. In our corporate 
praise of God, in the development of 
our talents, in our appreciation of 
God's creation, and in our caring for 
one another we constantly point be- 
yond ourselves to God where true life 
and love are to be found." 

While spiritually and academically 
the school is enjoying health and vigor, 
the financial state of the school is criti- 
cal as far as debt principal and interest 
is concerned. This past year the par- 
ishes in this diocese gave generously 
to St. Mary's. The interest of church 

Trustee, University of the Soutli 

Sewanee has received a challenge 
grant from Robert M. Ayers and a 
group of alumni in the form of match- 
ing one dollar for every two dollars 
of increase giving over last year's giv- 
ing. Sewanee in the budget (S.I.T.B.) 
from parishes is eminently eligible, and 

members has increased and the alum- 
nae responded to a matching funds 
drive as they never have before. The 
school is functioning on a balanced op- 
erating budget and not only finished 
the year 1973-74 in the black but re- 
duced past operational deficits by a 
large amount. 

A dedicated and concerned faculty 
has again this year not pressed for a 
raise in salary. Nevertheless, St. Mary's 
Decade of Renewal Fund raising drive 
has suffered disastrously. There is a 
serious capital debt problem which was 

acquired when old buildings had to be 
renovated and new buildings built to 
ensure the life of the school. The debts 
must be met. 

The Board of Trustees is optimistic 
that the financial problems of the 
school will be conquered. We heartily 
agreed with St. Mary's President, The 
Rev. Frank Pisani, when he said "Our 
enterprise is solid. Our mission con- 
tinues to be a part of Jesus Christ's 
plan for His redemptive love, so we 
will succeed. Again, however, not be- 
cause God needs us, but because we 
work with Him." 

new gifts are eligible. 

University Chancellor John M. AUin 
was elected presiding bishop of the 
Episcopal Church and was granted 
continuance for the five-year remainder 
of his term as chancellor. 

Sewanee's excellence in educational 
creativity among liberal arts colleges, 
its academy and school of theology has 
been proved once again with a full en- 
rollment of students. 

The Bishop's Common, the last ma- 
jor building projected for the central 
campus, opened its doors in the fall as 
a most inviting student center. There is 
no debt against this building and it will 
be dedicated in the spring. 

These are a few highlights on the 
University of the South (Sewanee). 
The need continues for qualified young 
ladies and young men . . . and contribu- 
tions. Costs are always above tuition 
receipts so these gifts are needed to 
help balance the budget. 

Help us to meet this challenge grant. 

Responsible For 
Clergy Training 

Chairman, Commission on Ministry 

In 1974, the Commission on Minis- 
try focused its attention on continuing 
education of the clergy, training of dea- 
cons, counseling persons interested in 
applying for Holy Orders, and in serv- 
ing as a liaison among various official 
and non-official diocesan groups con- 
cerned with ministry. 

Under the revised provisions of 
Canon XXX of the Diocese, commis- 
sion members now serve three year, 
rotating terms, so that an increasing 
number of lay persons and clergy will 
be among the 15 commission members. 

It was in the continuing education 
of the clergy that North Carolina 
demonstrated its leadership in the na- 
tional church in matters pertaining to 
clergy renewal. The Commission ap- 
proved a total of $7,660.74 in grants 
from funds made available by Bishop 

University Of The South 
Has Challenge Grant Offer 


The Churchman 

The Rev. De Witt Meyers To Speak: 

Laymen Plan March 2 Raleigh Meeting 

President, Episcopal Laymen 

The E. L. A. was disappointed at the 
beginning of the year when it was 
forced to cancel its annual convention 
because of the critical energy shortage 
in early March. The feature of this 
meeting was to be a panel discussion 
on the subject "Laymen and Church 
— A Detente" led by the Rev. Keith 
Reeve of St. Mark's, Raleigh. 

In order not to lose the value of this 

stimulating program we carried out the 
discussion in The N. C. Churchman. 
The response was good and continued 
on for several issues of The Church- 

Throughout the year the Board of 
Directors pursued its main task of es- 

Fraser, spread among 18 different 
clergy. In addition, the Commission en- 
dorsed five applications to the national 
church's Board for Theological Educa- 
tion continuing education program, for 
a total of $3,445. 

One evidence of the Commission's 
strength in assisting clergy in applying 
for national grants is that every applica- 
tion for national continuing education 
grant funds endorsed by the Commis- 
sion in the last three years has been ap- 
proved by the Board for Theological 

The Commission, through a subcom- 
mittee chaired by the Rev. Rod 
Reinecke, operated a deacon-in-train- 
ing program for three deacons, and 
through its subcommittee on the clergy 
conference chaired by the Rev. Harri- 
son Simons, organized the annual 
clergy conference. Mr. Simons also 
chairs the subcommittee on continuing 
education information and publishes 
periodic newsletters on continuing edu- 
cation for the clergy. 

tablishing communication channels and 
hence its responsiveness to laymen 
and to the diocesan administration. To 
this end two divisions were formed — 
one the P.L.C. (Parish Level Coordi- 
nation) under Jim Turner and Com- 
munications headed up by Bob Pron- 
gay. The P.L.C. focuses its attention on 
the concerns and needs of laymen and 
Communications coordinates with con- 
cerns and needs at the diocesan level. 

Another division formed during the 
year was Overseas Missions. This di- 
vision headed up by William Hollo- 
man is just getting off the ground and 
will coordinate with diocesan activities 
concerned with world wide hunger. 

Purdie Anders continued to do a fine 
job with the Laymen Thank Offering 
and dispersed $1,300.00 to worthy 

We again plan our annual conven- 
tion at St. Augustine's College, March 
2, 1975. It will be an important one 
because the election of a new slate of 
officers must be accomplished plus the 
election of additional members to the 
Board to replace those leaving. 

We are fortunate in having as our 
speaker at that time the Rev. De Witt 
Meyers, director of Pastoral Care and 
Counselling Center, Duke University. 


(Continued from page 9) 

Andresen brought the idea to Raleigh 
from Greenville, N. C. where she grew 
up. The Rev. James Beckwith is rector 
of St. MichaePs. 

St. Mark's, Raleigh, continued its 
eight-year custom of an Advent Tea. 
Called "A Time Out for Elegance," 
the Sunday afternoon tea was served 
at small tables covered with fine linen 
and set with candles, silver and delicate 
china tea cups. Tea, coffee, and an 
elegant assortment of dainty sand- 
wiches, cookies, cake and other deli- 
cacies including "Scotch Eggs" were 
served. The idea for the Advent Tea - 
came from member Mrs. Dale Jayes, 
a native of Canada, where the Advent 
Tea is a long-standing tradition. A 
bake sale featuring holiday foods took 
place in another room of the church. 
The Rev. Keith Reeve is vicar. 

Terraces Use 
Sharp Hike 

Chairman, Terraces Committee 

After a decline in usage in 1972- 

1973, The Terraces, the diocesan con- 
ference center, has experienced a sharp 
increase in frequency of conferences, 
retreats and planning sessions in 1973- 

1974. Events scheduled for the spring 
of 1975 are the most numerous since 
the conference center was opened in 

The physical facilities have been im- 
proved in the last 12 months and ad- 
ditions have been made to furnishings 




for the convenience of overnight guests. 

The principal problem facing The 
Terraces is that of increased costs for 
food, utilities, and services. The confer- 
ence center did not ask the Diocese 
for additional funding to supplement 
fees from users, but it is probable that 
there will be an operating deficit in 
1975 because of food costs alone. 
Daily rates have not been increased in 
two years, but it is questionable how 
long the present ones can be main- 

Income from the Church's Program 
Fund plus fees from users came to 
- $14,089.50 during the last fiscal year. 
Disbursements were $13,125.38. The 
balance will be applied towards in- 
creased operating costs during the pres- 
ent fiscal year so that the present rate 
scale can be maintained as long as 

January 1975 


Property Transactions Approved: 

Here's Summary Of Actions By 
Diocesan Standing Committee 

Secretary, Standing Committee 

Following is a summary of the ac- 
tion of the Standing Committee at 
meetings during the year 1974, exclud- 
ing December. 

1 . Consented and advised the Bishop 
to give his written consent to: 

a) . St. Andrew's Church, Char- 
lotte, allowing it to encumber a 
18'x26' portion of the rear of its 
property, leasing it to the Rock- 
well International Corp. for use as 
an air monitoring station. 

b) . The Trustees of the Dio- 
cese to sell the rectory property of 
St. Stephen's Church, Winston- 

Yield Up, Value Down: 

Salem for $13,500; to sell a house 
and lot bequeathed to St. Mat- 
thews Church, Salisbury for $23,- 
000, and to sell a portion of the 
land belonging to All Saints 
Church, Charlotte for $7,275 to 
the City of Charlotte as the site 
of a water booster station. 

c) . Christ Church, Raleigh, to 
join with another owner in the sale 
of a house and lot in Raleigh for 
$16,000, the proceeds to Christ 
Church then to be given to 
Thompson Orphanage. 

d) . The Executive Committee 
of Thompson Orphanage to sell a 
parcel of land in Tarboro for 
$2,600 to the Town of Tarboro 
Redevelopment Commission. 

e) . Chapel of the Cross, Chapel 
Hill to sell a 2.25 acre parcel of 
land for $29,000. 

f) . Christ Church, Raleigh, to 
sell a parcel of land at Downtown 
Blvd. and Wade Ave., Raleigh for 
$32,500, plus interest. 

2. Consented to the election of a 
Bishop Coadjutor by the Diocese of 
Long Island. 

3. Consented to the ordination and 
consecration of seven bishops. 

4. Recommended that one candidate 
be ordained to the diaconate, and four 
deacons be advanced to the priesthood. 

5. Acted as Council of Advice to the 
Bishops from time to time at their re- 

6. In compliance with Diocesan 
Canon XXIV, Section 1, an annual sur- 
vey was made of the Parishes and Mis- 
sion of the Diocese; the Bishop was ad- 
vised to take the required canonical ac- 
tion of reducing each of four (4) Or- 
ganized Missions to the status of Un- 
organized Mission if proper audits for 
the year 1972 were not filed with the 
Business Administrator of the Diocese 
by Dec. 31, 1974. In early December, 
letters of warning were sent to eight 
(8) Parishes and twelve (12) Organ- 
ized Missions relative to audits past due 
for the year 1973. 

7. Advised the Bishop in regard to 
Community Action and Human De- 
velopment ("C.A.H.D." is the succes- 
sor body to the G.C.S.P. of the national 
church) grant applications (consistent 
with the local committee reports) as 
follows : 

a) . That he withhold approval 
to the Children's Radio Workshop 
of WAFR-FM, Durham emer- 
gency grant request for $10,000. 

b) . That he interpose no objec- 
tion to the N. C. Federation of 
Child Development Centers, Inc., 
request for $6,000 emergency and 
$40,000 regular funds as this 
church's share in its two year 
project : Rural Child Care Suppor- 
tive Services, subject to his receipt 
of an affirmative C.A.H.D. field 




Income From Diocesan Trust 
Continues Increase In '74 

Chairman, Investment Committee 

The Investment Committee of the Diocese of North Carolina has on file at 
the Diocesan House investment analyses and statements of transactions prepared 
by North Carolina National Bank, managing agent of the Diocese, for the years 
1972, 1973 and 1974. 

The audit reports on the Diocesan Trusts and the above reports are available 
for inspection upon request of the Treasurer. 

As of September 30, 1974, the Diocesan Trust was composed of thfc following: 

Cost/ Book Market 

Value Percent Value Per .Cent 

Principal Cash $ 1,080.95 .0 $ 1,080.95 .0 

Corporate Bonds 1,356,413.20 58.3 1,020,758.75 52.5 

Mortgages 4,242.25 .2 4,242.25 .2 

Common Stocks 937,334.34 40.3 897,388.63 46.2 

Preferred Stocks 28,356.50 1.2 ' 20,375.00 1.0 

Total Assets $2,327,427.24 $1,943,845.58 

Listed below is a comparison of the value and income on each share in the 
Diocesan Common Trust Account for the last three years: 

1972 1973 1974 

Number of Shares 154,792 154,964 158,320 

Total income per year $114,639.51 $117,407.53 $125,045.18 

Income per share .74 .76. .79 

Market value per share 17.95 17.54 12.11 

Yield per share 4.1% 4.3% 6.5% 


The Churchman 

$34,042 Still On Hand: 

Five Parish Grants Made During '74 

Chairman, Parish Grant Program 

This unique program, which was in- 
augurated by the Diocesan Convention 
of 1972 and is supervised by the Dioce- 
san Council, has completed the second 
year of operation. 

The Council set up guidehnes, and 




the committee appointed by the Bishop 
has administered these guidelines to 
give grants to local parishes. The com- 
mittee meets quarterly. The aim of this 
program is to assist parishes in becom- 
ing involved in local outreach projects 
preferably new and ultimately self- 

Director, Child Care Services 

The Episcopal Child Care Services 
office is on the campus of modem 
Thompson Children's Home which is 
the site of 5 of the 9 group care cot- 
tages serving children in the name of 
our Lord. These group care units are 
joined by 12 foster family homes plus 
an active counseling service. 

When Thompson was organized in 
1887 there was a desperate need for 
long-term orphanage care. Modern 
medicine has all but eliminated the 
possibility of a child being truly or- 
phaned. For those who lose one parent 
perhaps in illness or accident, social 
security and insurance make it possible 
for the surviving parent or relative to 
offer services in their own home. Today 
we are called upon to serve families 

supporting. The total responsibility for 
these grants, i.e., application, super- 
vision, and follow-up, rests with the lo- 
cal vestry or mission committee. 

The following grants of $3,000 each 
were made in 1974: 

1. Galloway Memorial, Elkin . . . 

Introduction to Learning Dis- 

2. St. Anne's, Winston-Salem . . . 

Parent Involvement in Home; 

3. Christ Church, Raleigh . . . 

Meals on Wheels; 

4. Christ Church, Albemarle . . . 

Group Home for Retarded; 

5. Holy Comforter, Burlington . . . 

Happy Time Music Project. 

Grants funded to date total $39,- 
243.00. This leaves a balance on hand 
of $34,042.97. 

Other members of the Parish Grant 
Committee are: the Rev. Keith Reeve, 
the Rev. Alwin Reiners, Frederick 
Wedler, Mrs. Cecil Patterson and 
John T. Wettach. 

who are in trouble because of emo- 
tional problems, divorce, alcoholism or 
perhaps something as simple as being 
unable to cope with modern stresses of 
life in the 1970's. 

Regardless of the area in which a 
child might be placed . . . campus, 
group home or foster care ... we help 
both the parent and child to set goals 
for placement. Periodically, every 3-6 
months, we will have a review of those 

Actions Of 



Secretary, Trustees of Diocese 

The Trustees of the Diocese at a 
meeting on March 12, 1974 reviewed 
the use to which the income of the 
Elsie B. Krebs, the Tullie M. Grimes, 
and the Ann Gibbons Tarr trusts could 
be put. 

They authorized a consent judgment 

terminating the civil action involving 
the Allen R. Hartman will. They dis- 
cussed the disposition of St. Mark's 
Church, Siler City. 

The Trustees have, during the year, 
conveyed certain tracts of land, includ- 
ing properties held for the benefit of 
St. Stephen's, Winston-Salem, for St. 
Matthew's, Rowan County, for the 
benefit of the Diocese located in Wake 
County, and tract of land held for the 
benefit of All Saints Mission, Char- 

Proceeds of condemnations of lands 
held for the benefit of the Thompson 
Orphanage have been received by the 
Trustees or are invested pending a de- 
termination of the division of the funds 
between the Trustees and the lessees 
of the property. 

goals to determine how we are doing. 
Placements in the past that may have 
lasted from 8-10 years, are now only 
from 1-3 years. Families and children 
are feeling better about themselves and 

Orphange Care A Thing Of Past: 

Child-Center Services 
Change Emphasis To Family 

January 1975 


more importantly are being able to go 
out and cope with life with new mean- 
ing and hope. Our entire staff, not only 
social workers, are family centered and 
involved in helping both parent and 
child relearn new ways of coping with 

In meeting the changing needs of the 
1970's, many children are coming to 

us emotionally damaged and troubled. 
The Bishop Wright Treatment Cottage 
was opened in September, 1973. This 
cottage is a part of the Thompson Chil- 
dren's Home campus in Charlotte hous- 
ing 6 students. In this short period of 
time several youngsters have left this 
cottage to return home and to other 
forms of care with a new concept of 

themselves and a new sense of what 
they can be. 

With a variety of caring alternatives 
available, the staff of the Episcopal 
Child Care Services- can make a deter- 
mination with the family whether the 
child will best be served by counseling 
in a community group home, a foster 
family home, or campus care. 

Diocesan Council Meets Summarized 

Secretary, Diocesan Council 

Since the 1974 Diocesan Conven- 
tion, the Diocesan Council has held 
six meetings. 

March 26, 1974: The Department of 
Finance reported that there had been 
a $14,314 increase in the 1974 quota 

acceptance since the Convention, and 
proposed with the Council's approval 
that 30 per cent of these funds be 
added to the National Church's Pro- 
gram and 70 per cent to Diocesan pro- 
gram. The Council discussed the reso- 
lutions directed to it by the 1974 Con- 

( 1 ) The Council resolved to operate 
as set up by the 1974 Convention for 
a period of three years before a study 
is undertaken concerning the length of 
terms of its ex-officio members. 

(2) The Council resolved that repre- 
sentatives of the Diocese attend the an- 
nual assembly of the North Carolina 
Council of Churches and report back to 
the Council before increasing the dio- 
cesan giving to the North Carolina 
Council of Churches. 

(3) The Council requested that the 
Bishop appoint special committees to 
gather information on the various pro- 
gram areas of the Diocese and report 
back to a special meeting of the Coun- 

(4) The Council deferred action on 
the resolution concerning devising a 
more effective system for attaining the 
entire diocesan program goal. 

May 16, 1974: The second meeting 
of the Diocesan Council was held at 
St. Mary's Church, High Point. The 
Council confirmed the appointment of 
J. J. Summerell, Chairman, Thomas 

Ruffin, Godfrey Cheshire, Jr. and 
E. H. Hardison as members of the 
Department of Finance. The Council 
received reports from the various spe- 
cial study committees assigned at the 
last meeting. 

After a lengthy discussion of these 
reports, the Council appointed a com- 
mittee to compile all the information 
gathered and develop a summary of 
recommendations for the next Council 
meeting. The Parish Grant Committee 

Volunteers Lend A Hand: 

Capacity Of Penick Home 
Increases To 85 Residents 

President, Penick Home 

The Penick Home during 1974 
finally reached the entrance to the 
"High Road," although we have 
encountered many "detours" 
along the way. Our guide and 
able Executive Administrator has 


helped make this possible. 

The completion of the new 
wing which houses 14 more peo- 
ple plus the two duplex apartment 
cottages brings our total number 
to 85 residents, the entrance to the 
"High Road." Along this road we 
have initiated a few innovations, 

1. An enthusiastic volunteer 
wing which houses 14 more peo- 

ple. These volunteers are lay- 
readers and others who give gen- 
erously of their time, effort and 
talents, not only to bring the out- 
side world into the home, but en- 
able the residents to partake of 
and see the activities of the sur- 
rounding areas; also, to be com- 
panions. This work is truly a work 
of love and unselfishness and is 
appreciated by each and everyone. 

2. The residents working 
through the Hospital Volunteer 
service at the Moore Memorial 
Hospital at Pinehurst, will be giv- 
ing time as volunteers in the hos- 
pital helping in central supply, 
front desk receptionists and 
friendly visiting to the patients. 

Executive. Director Philip S. 
Brown has traveled ahead on the 
"High Road"; stopping along the 
way to bring the message of the 
Penick Home to the Diocese; and 
thereby smoothing the "Road" 
and truly making the "Highway" 
an instrument of obtaining the 
ultimate aim of the Episcopal 
Home of the Aging, namely to ac- 
tually be the Good Samaritan. 


Tha Churchman 

presented five grant applications which 
the Council approved. 

June 20, 1974: Bishop Fraser an- 
nounced the resignation of the Director 
of Program, the Rev. William H. Heth- 
cock and the Director of Racial 
and Urban Affairs, William H. 
Brock. The Rev. John R. Camp- 
bell presented the report of the 
special ad hoc committee assigned at 
the last meeting, summarizing the ma- 
terial gathered by the special study 
committees. Mr. Campbell also re- 
viewed the history of the Program 
Task Force and how it evolved over the 
years. As a result of this report, this 
committee was requested to consider 
the relationship between the Council 
and the Program Task Force. Bishop 
Fraser presented a job description for 
a new position, and after a general dis- 
cussion, the Council established the po- 
sition of Archdeacon and Canon to the 
Ordinary. The Bishop further recom- 
mended and the Council approved the 
Rev. Robert N. Davis for this posi- 
tion. After a general discussion, the 
Council deferred action on a report 
recommending that the Diocese partici- 
pate fully in the North Carolina 
Council of Churches until further in- 
formation concerning the North Caro- 
lina Council of Churches' activities was 

September 10, 1974: The Council 
received the annual report from the In- 
vestment Committee and the Parish 
Grant Committee. The Department of 
Finance presented and the Council ap- 
proved a minimum salary of $9,000 ef- 
fective January 1, 1975 for all fuUtime 
clergy positions. The Council also 
adopted a proposed Episcopal Main- 
tenance Budget for assessments in the 
amount of $226,500 and a Church's 
Program Budget for quotas in the 
amount of $562,413. 

The special ad hoc committee ap- 
pointed at the last meeting presented in 
detail its final summary and recom- 
mendation. The Council adopted the 
ad hoc committee's report establishing 
11 Program Committees of the Coun- 
cil appointed by the Bishop and con- 
firmed by the Council. 

November 18, 1974: The November 
meeting of the Diocesan Council was 
held at The Chapel of the Cross, 
Chapel Hill. The Department of Fi- 
nance presented and the Council ap- 
proved a proposal to improve the 
diocesan lay employee's pension plan 
and a proposal to convert the diocesan 
medical insurance program to a com- 
prehensive plan. 

After a general discussion of the re- 
port from the Chairman of the Com- 
mittee for Christian Social Ministries, 
the Council approved the recommenda- 
tion of employing a Director of Chris- 
tian Social Ministries. The Council also 
reviewed the membership of the vari- 
ous other program committees of the 
Council. A report on the status of 
three grant applications from the Com- 

mission for Community Action and 
Human Development was presented, 
and the Council passed a resolution of 
support of the Bishop for the action 
which he had taken. 

The Council also requested that the 
Bishop appoint a committee to study 
the matter of incorporating The 
North Carolina Churchman with 
The Episcopalian. 

To Refit ion '75 Convention: 

St. Mark's At Raleigh 
Seeking Parish Status 

Chairman, Committee on New Parishes 

On November 20, 1974, the 
Committee on New Parishes re- 
ceived from the Bishop a request 
to him from St. Mark's Church, 
Raleigh for his consent to petition 
the 1975 Convention for admis- 
sion as a Parish in union with the 

The Committee is in process of 
ascertaining whether St. Mark's 
Church conforms to the require- 
ments for admission as set forth 
in Articles III and IX of the Con- 
stitution, and Canons XX and 
XXVII of the Diocese of North 



A report of the Committee's 
findings will be made to the Con- 

No other Parishes or Missions 
have petitioned to be admitted 
into union with the Convention of 
the Diocese. 

Films Available: 

Overseas Group 
Plans Display 
At Convention 

Chairman, Overseas Missions 

The Overseas Mission Committee is 
endeavoring to bring to the attention 
of the Diocese ways in which to help 
others. Recently two film strips were 
received in the Diocesan office from 
the United Thank Offering National 
Office. These films are helpful in un- 
derstanding the problems of others. 

"Not Giving or Receiving but Both" 

runs 191/2 minutes. It tells of the help 
the women of the church have given 
through UTO grants to the Philippines, 
Haiti, Dominican Republic, Japan. 

Many of those mentioned in the Film 
are familiar names to the Diocese. The 
other film strip, "A Map of Needs and 
A Map of Hope," runs IP/2 minutes 
and shows many places in the United 
States receiving grants. Some of these 
are in large cities such as Boston, Dal- 
las while others are in Appalachia or an 
Indian community in Wyoming. 

From time to time this committee 
will be making suggestions as to ways 
to show concern for others. Help is des- 
perately needed throughout the world. 
This doesn't necessarily need to be in 
the form of money. It can be the shar- 
ing of our technical knowledge. Other 
information along this line will be em- 
phasized at the Overseas Mission Com- 
mittee's display during the Diocesan 
Convention in Winston-Salem. 

January 1975 


Giving Af All-Time High: 

Women's Work Aims At Community 

President, Episcopal Churchwomen 

Historically churchwomen have 
stood on the leading edge of the 
church's work. They have been willing 
to look and to move, with faith and 
confidence, into what often seemed to 
be a dim and cloudy future, where 
there were no maps or guide books. 
This is indeed descriptive of the Epis- 
copal Churchwomen in the Diocese of 
North Carolina in the year 1974. 

The diocesan organization has 
reached out with programs that have 
caught the interest of the women. Our 
worship retreat held at the Terraces in 
January was filled to capacity. Our 
spring workshops, held in each convo- 
cation, were attended by over 500 
women. The new seminar in Septem- 
ber, which replaced our summer Kanu- 

ga conference, received an enthusiastic 

Through reports and actual visits 
throughout the Diocese there is evi- 
dence of the Holy Spirit at work. 



Branches of all sizes are reporting new 
and creative work. More and more the 
thrust of Churchwomen is community 
oriented as they are seeing their work 
in a different dimension from the work 

of the Jr. League, the Woman's Club, 
Garden Club, or League of Women 
Voters and other such organizations. 

Episcopal Churchwomen continue to 
respond to their Lord through gifts to 
areas where they cannot go them- 
selves. An all time record of giving of 
over $100,000.00 was reported at our 
Annual Meeting in May. The United 
Thank Offering amounted to $32,- 
462.34. The rest of the money came 
through pledging to our annual budget, 
special offerings, and gifts of money 
earned through local projects. Many 
branches contribute 100 per cent of 
their earnings from these local projects 
to mission outside their parish. 

The evidence is very clear that the 
Episcopal Churchwomen in this 
Diocese are a strong and vital part of 
the on going mission of the church. 

Results From '74 Convention: 

Resolution Offered On 'Right To Die' 

Chairman, Committee On "The Right 
to Die" 

Delegates to the 1974 Diocesan 
Convention referred to this Study Com- 
mittee a resolution on "The Right to 

The substance of the Committee's 
Report to the 1975 Convention af- 

( 1 ) That life is God's gift; 

(2) That dying and death should be 
openly and freely discussed; 

( 3 ) That the Church's responsibility 
to inform and assist persons in these 
matters ought to be acknowledged; 

(4) That life is not an ultimate good 
nor death an ultimate evil; and 

(5) That persons may therefore 
rightly request no heroic or extraordi- 
nary measures in order to defer death, 
to which their physicians and others 
charged with their care and comfort 
should give attentive and respectful 

The Committee's report has two 
principal intentions: To state the 
opinion of the 159th Annual Conven- 
tion of the Diocese of North Carolina 
and to engender study and discussion 

of the issues among the parishes of the 

The language of the report means to 
limit the matters addressed by this 
Committee to specific and discrete 
situations for which "The Right to 
Die" seems appropriate. 

We hope, therefore, that delegates to 
Convention will consider carefully the 
boundaries and not suppose that the 




following is in any sense an omnibus 

Whereas, as Christians, we believe 
that life is God's gift; that He gives it, 
sustains it, and receives it back unto 

And Whereas, we believe that dying 
and death should not be feared, but 
openly and freely discussed whether 

thought to be imminent or remote; 

And whereas, we affirm that the 
Church has a responsibility to all of 
God's people to inform and assist them 
in considering and preparing for dying 
and death; 

And whereas, we believe that life 
should not be arrogantly and futilely 
prolonged in those instances where 
there is no reasonable expectation or 
genuine hope of recovery; 

Be It Resolved, that the 159th An- 
nual Convention of the Episcopal Dio- 
cese of North Carolina declare that, in 
consultation with their physician and 
priest, persons (or members of the 
family when the patients are incompe- 
tent) may rightly request that no heroic 
or extraordinary measures be em- 
ployed to defer death, and that physi- 
cians and others responsible for the 
care and comfort of these patients are 
morally obligated to be attentive and 
give respectful consideration to the 
wishes and requests of these patients. 

Other members of the committee are 
the Rev. Donald W. Frazier, Dr. An- 
gus M. McBryde, Mrs. Cecil Patterson, 
Mrs. Herman Salinger, Dr. James H. 
M. Thorp and David G. Warren. 



Bishop Fraser 
M eets Teenagers 

. . . See Page 4 


Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 

Editor and Chairman, 
Division of Information 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve, The 
Ven. Robert N. Davis, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 

Editorial Board 

Vol. 65 

March, 1975 

No. 3 

The North Carolina Churchman is 
published monthly except July, August 
and September by the Department of 
Promotion and Communications of the 
copal Diocese of North Carolina, 201 
St. Alban's Drive, Raleigh, N. C. 
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N. C. All manuscripts, drawings, photo- 
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the month preceding publication date. 

Change of Address: The Post Office 
will not forward copies; please give at 
least one month's notice. Send old ad- 
dress clipped from back copy with new 
address. Parishes are asked to send 
names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspond- 
ence to P. O. Box 17025, Raleigh, 
N. C, 27609. 

Bishop's Letter: 

Reserve Funds Explained 

Dear Friends In Christ: 

Since the Diocesan Convention, enough people have asked me to tell them 
what I understand about the Episcopal Maintenance Reserve Fund, the 
Church's Program Reserve Fund, and the Trust Funds to warrant my sharing 
this with the whole Diocese. 

In 1823 a Permanent Episcopal Fund was established and in 1859 made a 
canon of the Diocese of North Carolina in order to assure a salary for the 
Bishop of this diocese which was established some six years earlier. 

The Episcopal Maintenance Reserve Fund and the Church's Program Re- 
serve Fund were established in 1 943 when the Diocese was beginning to recover 
from the Great Depression of 1929. The purpose of the Episcopal Maintenance 
Reserve Fund at that time was to maintain the Bishop and his office. The 
income from the Permanent Episcopal Fund and the Episcopal Maintenance 
Reserve Fund is now deducted from the Episcopal Maintenance Budget before 
determining assessments. 

The Church's Program Reserve Fund had a little different intention than 
its name implies. This Reserve Fund was not really for program per se, as 
we understand program, but in order to provide security for the salaries funded 
by the Church's Program Budget and provide security for the salaries of clergy 
in the mission congregations of the Diocese. In other words, the fund is wrongly 
named. This is a salary reserve fund in case of a return to days when 
the economic situation becomes such that the salaries are in jeopardy. In 
1975, 81 per cent of our Church's Program Budget spent in this Diocese is 
salaries. The reserves could be wiped out in one year. 

Recently an extensive study was made of all the trust funds of the Diocese 
and how they are designated and restricted by trust agreements. Many are 
for mission congregations or parishes of the Diocese. In each instance, the 
person who established the trust designated to whom the. money should be 
given and restricted the use of the income. It is part of the responsibility 
of the Trustees of the Diocese to see that these trust funds are so administered. 

In short, the reserves are for those clergy and employees of the Diocese 

whose congregations are least apt to have any reserves to give security 

to their salary. The trusts are an agreement between the donor and the 

Diocese to disburse the income as the donor designated in a legal document 

establishing the trust. Neither the trust fund nor the income therefrom can 

be diverted, legally or morally, to any purpose other than that designated 

in the trust. _ ... , 

Faithfully yours, 

Thomas A. Fraser 

Our Readers Write 

Editor, The Churchman: 

Regarding the trial liturgy: has anyone made a study as to how many 
Christians were driven out of the Episcopal Church by the stately services we 
now have compared to how many may leave due to some of the chaff being 
offered in the name of modernizing and clarifying the language? 

The Episcopal Church was the only major Protestant denomination to sur- 
vive the 1850's intact. The liturgy may have been a contributing factor. 

Maybe instead of being so dead set on major changes in the Book of 
Common Prayer, the Commission should read it, especially the Preface which 
admonishes the Church to seek "the happy mean between too much stiffness 
in refusing, and too much easiness in admitting variations in things once ad- 
visedly established ... so as the main body and essential parts . . . continue 

firm and unshakefi." , tt tj- 

Kenneth H. Kerr 



The Churchman 

Earmark 10 Per Cenf For Hunger: 

Churches Respond To Hunger Appeal 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Response has been coming in from 
all over the Diocese to an appeal for 
each parish and mission to "raise an 
amount equal to 10 per cent of their 
local budgets, and that this amount be 
given at the discretion of each parish 
or mission to the aid of the poor and 
hungry locally, nationally, interna- 
tionally or any combination thereof." 

The new Diocesan division of Chris- 
tian Social Ministries, headed by the 
Rev. Lex Mathews, has asked the co- 
operation of Diocesan congregations, 
and has annouced that they have on 
hand models on how to set up a struc- 
ture within the congregation to evaluate 
programs and administer funds. 

Christ Church, Charlotte, led the 
movement with its decision back in 
December to postpone indefinitely its 
$250,000 building fund appeal and con- 
centrate instead on a program to feed 
the hungry, entitled the "Matthew 25 
Fund." The parish designated $150,000 
for the program and has set up a cen- 
tral committee plus six other commit- 
tees such as finance, communications, 
special projects, and local, national and 
internal task forces, to administer the 
project. Ned Hardison and Russell M. 
Robinson, Jr., are co-chairmen of the 
fund. The Rev. Frank Vest is rector. 

Reports from newsletters and bulle- 
tins show how a number of other par- 
ishes and missions have responded to 
the challenge. In Charlotte, St. Mar- 
tin's vestry has set a goal of $13,000 
for the parish Hunger Fund — 10 per 
cent of the amount of its 1975 budget. 
To meet their goal they will use pro- 
ceeds from Lenten offerings, from Len- 
ten "hunger" suppers (charge $1.00, 
cost 16^), and are asking each pledg- 
ing individual to give at least $1.00 a 
week. They are setting up a Hunger 
Task Force to raise and disburse 
money. The Rev. Bartine Sherman is 
rector. St. Christopher's, Charlotte, has 
announced establishment of a Volun- 
tary Fund for World Hunger. 

The Winston-Salem churches are co- 
ordinating their efforts, and each parish 
has set up a Task Force on Hunger. At 
St. Timothy's, with the Rev. John 
Campbell as rector, the vestry has voted 
to set a goal equal to 10 per cent of 

. . . Christian Ministries Chief 

its budget for this cause. St. Paul's, 
with the Rev. Dudley Colhoun as rec- 
tor, has formed a special committee to 
make an "organized, long-term re- 
sponse to this problem." St. Anne's, 
where the Rev. David Fargo is vicar, 
has adopted the 10 per cent plan, and 
as positive action has asked each 
househould to adopt a meatless day 
each week during Lent; to bring the 
difference, together with a can or pack- 
age of food, to a special service at the 
end of Lent. 

St. Mary's, High Point, with the Rev. 
William Price as rector, has approved 
a goal of $5,000 as its 10 per cent 

CARY— The Rev. William McCabe 
Coolidge, who has been assistant to the 
rector at the Chapel of the Cross, 
Chapel Hill, since the spring of 1972, 
has accepted a call to become vicar 
of St. Paul's Church at Cary. Mr.- 
Coolidge, 31, has been associated with 
the Chapel of the Cross since the fall 
of 1971, when as a seminarian he 
served as program assistant. He will 
assume his duties as vicar of St. Paul's 

share. Their Christmas offering of just 
over $1,000 went to the Presiding 
Bishop's Fund, and their Easter offer- 
ing, which is usually at least as much, 
will go toward their goal. Each con- 
firmed person in the parish will be 
asked to make a minimum commitment 
of $10. 

In Greensboro, the Rev. John T. 
Broome, rector of Holy Trinity, reports 
that the vestry has voted to accept the 
1 0 per cent goal, and that the parish is 
participating in a different "Lenten 
Observance" to begin the campaign. 
Instead of coming to the church for a 
weekly supper and study program, each 
family is asked to stay at home, eat a 
simple sacrificial meal, and set aside 
the money saved for the Presiding 
Bishop's Fund. There will be an in- 
gathering on Easter Day. Mr. Broome 
noted that if each family contributed 
an average of $5 per week for seven 
weeks, the goal would be reached. 

Christ Church at Raleigh, with the 
Rev. B. Daniel Sapp as rector, is spon- 
soring a Lenten series on hunger, and 
the vestry has set up a Wake County 
Relief Committee with a food pantry 
and clothes closet for the relief of those 
in need. A special monthly offering 
and the Easter offering will go to this 
fund. Grace Church at Lexington where 
the Rev. Wilson Carter is rector and 
All Saints' at Concord where the Rev. 
Jack Jessup is rector reports that stu- 
dies are under way in their parishes to 
try to find the most effective way to 
help with the food crisis. 

on February 1, 1975. 

Mr. Coolidge, a native of Michigan, 
is a 1972 graduate of the Virginia The- 
ological Seminary, and he was ordained 
to the priesthood in June 1973. He 
received undergraduate and graduate 
degrees from Michigan State Univer- 
sity. After leaving Michigan State, he 
and his wife, the former Catharine 
Barnes, served in the Peace Corps in 

The Rev. William Coolidge 
New Vicar At Gary Church 

March 1975 


From Morning To Night: 

St. Andrew's Has Day With Bishop 

St. Andrews, Charlotte 

CHARLOTTE — If you have ever 
wondered what it would be like to sit 
down and talk with one of your bishops 
on a one-to-one basis as you would 
one of your friends, then you should 
have been at St. Andrew's Church in 
Charlotte on a recent Saturday. 

When the Search Committee of St. 
Andrew's began looking for a new min- 
ister last June, they had breakfast one 
morning with Bishop Fraser. It was 
such an enlightening and enjoyable 
experience for them that they decided 
they would like the entire parish to have 
an opportunity to meet the Bishop in 
small and informal groups. They con- 
tacted the Bishop and with his favor- 
able response, plans were made for his 

His day began with breakfast at 
10 a.m. at the home of Tom and 
Patsy Walters. After everyone had fin- 
ished eating, coffee was served in the 





The Churchman 

living room to the approximately 24 
people who attended, while the parish- 
ioners and the Bishop fired back and 
forth with questions and answers. 

Afterwards, the Bishop met with a 
smaller group of about 12 people at the 
home of Frank and Shirley Schrimsher 
for a two o'clock luncheon. Then he 
was whisked off to St. Andrew's for a 
session with the young people of the 
church. Among other things, he ex- 
pressed to them his strong feelings of 
the relevancy of the Bible in today's 
world. This session was followed by 
a 5:30 Evening Prayer Service with 
the Bishop officiating. 

At 7:30, a covered dish supper was 
held at the home of Norm and Pris- 
cilla Wheeler with about 40 persons 
attending. This was once again an in- 
formal affair with an opportunity for 
discussion and relaxation. The Bishop 
not only answered our questions about 
what and where the Episcopal Church 
is at this time, but he also threw out 
some highly stimulating questions for 
our consideration as members of the 
Church and of our Parish. 

Those of us who participated in the 
Bishop's visit found it a rewarding 
experience. Perhaps other parishes 
might also benefit from a day with the 


Morch 1975 


Ministry To Others Is Aim: 

St. Anne's Life Is Eucharist -Centered 

St. Anne's, Winston-Salem 

WINSTON-SALEM— "Go forth into 
the world in peace to love and serve 
the Lord." 

"Thanks be to God." 

The words of this commission close 
every service at St. Anne's Episcopal 
Mission in Wipston-Salem, and set the 
theme for the ministry of the church 
to the community and to its members. 

The life of the church centers on 
the Eucharist, celebrated each Sunday 
morning. The service is informal; not 
only are children welcomed, but their 
spontaneity is treasured as it exists side 
by side with the mystery of the Sacra- 


The people of St. Anne's bring them- 
selves to the Sunday Eucharist, offering 
not only the best of what they are but 
all of what they are. Freedom in dress 
is symbolic of the acceptability of the 
whole person. 

With corporate worship as the source 
of strength and support, individuals in 
the community find a variety of ways 
to minister to others. Some find their 
contribution in the Christian Education 
program; others in church projects, and 
still others in community groups or in 
their jobs. 

The Christian Education program is 
designed to involve many of the 
Church's adults. Six-week Church 
School blocks give adults a chance to 
teach in the children's program and 


still participate in the adult classes for 
most of the year. The one or two free 
Sundays between the blocks are often 
used for special activities designed to 
bring all ages back together again. 

The basic adult program for 1 974-75 
is an Institute of Christian Theology. 
Dr. Charles Talbert, professor of re- 
ligion at Wake Forest University, led 
off with a six-week study of theological 
language. A discussion of credal faith 
by Dr. William Angell of Wake Forest 
followed, and the current block, a 
workshop on Lay Ministry, is being 
conducted by the Vicar. Another adult 
group, under the leadership of John 
Shields, is less structured, beginning 
with the concerns of the group and de- 
veloping its content from them. 

Last summer, a special block of Sum- 
mer Sunday Mornings integrated crea- 
tive activities, drama, dance, movies, 
slides, discussions, games, photography, 
and even breadmaking into the cele- 
bration of the Eucharist itself, begin- 
ning the two hour session with the 
Liturgy of the Word and ending with 
the Liturgy of the Table. Families, from 
toddlers to grandparents, worked, 
learned, played and worshipped to- 
gether, at least temporarily setting 
aside the age divisions so often made 
for church activities. 

Outside of the regular Sunday pro- 
gram, two other groups give members 
a chance to share their concerns and 
help each other in time of need. Sup- 
port Group meets informally in homes 
on alternate Sunday evenings to talk 
about personal problems and concerns. 
The group is open to all, providing an 

The Churchman 

opportunity to both give and receive 
personal support in difficulties. The 
second group, St. Anneswers, supplies 
babysitting, meal preparation, or trans- 
portation in times of illness, grief, or 
other need. 

Many members of the church, both 
adults and young people, have worked 
on a recycling project begun by the fifth 
and sixth grade Sunday school class. 
Concerned about waste of energy and 
resources, they have collected several 
tons of paper, glass, and aluminum 
cans, taking them to local recycling 
centers, and contributing the proceeds 
to the ministry of the church. 

The church's outreach has often in- 
volved other churches. St. Anne's initi- 
ated the Lowrance School Tutoring 
Project, was one of the founders of the 
Downtown Ministry, and is still actively 
involved in the Contact telephone min- 

The Association for the Benefit of 
Child Development and the West End 
Community Nursery which it sponsors, 
receive both funds and manpower from 
St. Anne's. The Mission was responsi- 
ble for obtaining Diocesan Parish grant 
money for the Nursery last year for a 
program of parent involvement in the 
home. St. Anne's rarely works alone 
on a project, preferring to serve as a 
broker: finding needs, soliciting the 
resources of money and people, and 
getting them together. 

St. Anne's shared with St. Paul's, 
St. Timothy's and St. Stephen's, 
the other Winston-Salem Episcopal 
churches, as hosts for the Diocesan 
Convention January 31 -February 1. 

One of the resources the church 
shares with the community is its build- 
ing. It is used as a meeting place by 
organizations from the League of Wom- 
en Voters and the Welcome Wagon 
to a political action group and the 
ecumenical Experimental Church in 
Winston-Salem. Five mornings a week 
it houses a nursery in a free-school at- 
mosphere. Begun as a babysitting ser- 
vice for mothers who wanted to do 

volunteer work, it has expanded to a 
regular program in which two-to-four- 
year-olds may participate from one to 
five days a week. 

One special feature of the facility St. 
Anne's shares is its multipurpose wor- 
ship center and fellowship hall. Since 
the room offers place for such a variety 
of activities, the room that was a spa- 
ghetti supper hall on Saturday night 
must, by the people who worship in it, 
be consciously made a church again on 
Sunday morning. The rearranging of 
the chairs and restoring the free-stand- 
ing altar to the center of the room begin 
the process, but people make it happen. 
In a very real sense the people of St. 
Anne's become liturgically involved 
each Sunday morning in making a place 

holy in order to make Eucharist in it. 

St. Anne's will celebrate its tenth 
birthday in the spring of this year. 
Drawing its charter members from all 
three Episcopal churches in Winston- 
Salem, the congregation met for two 
years at the Old Town Civic Center 
before moving to its present building 
in a residential area behind a suburban 
shopping center. The Rev. Downs 
Spitler served as vicar until 1971, when 
he joined the staff of Trinity Church 
in Columbia, S. C. The Rev. David 
Fargo came to the mission in 1972 
from St. Stephen's in Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

The congregation includes 80 fami- 
lies, about 275 people, with 115 com- 
municant members. Many have come to 
St. Anne's from other denominations, 
and provide a variety of backgrounds 
and interests. The church is moving 
toward self-support, with pledge in- 
come up 30% in the past three years. 
With the mortgage on the building ex- 
pected to be paid off in 1976, Parish 
-status is an active long-range goal for 
the mission. 

The church is guided by a Mission 
Committee including Lou Divan, senior 
warden; Bill Crawford, junior warden; 
Charles Talbert, John Freas, Sandy 

March 1975 


Carlson, and Bob Odear. George Car- 
son is treasurer and Doris Saleeby 
serves as clerk. 

St. Anne's tries to respond to social 
issues as they enter the consciousness of 
its members. Someone becomes aware 
of a problem, brings it before the 
church, and enlists help in working out 
some kind of action to meet the need. 
Although no two issues are alike, a re- 
cent one may serve as an example of 
the way St. Anne's operates. A mem- 
ber, involved in planning the traditional 
Mission-wide Christmas feast, felt that 
a lavish meal was inappropriate in the 
face of international famine. At the end 
of a Sunday Eucharist, she proposed 
substituting a table communion fol- 

lowed by a soup and bread meal, with 
donations of the difference in price to 
be sent to the Presiding Bishop's Fund 
for World Relief, and asked for others 
to help work with her on this project. 
The $592 raised at the meal is only 
a token of the church's concern but 
represents a refusal to retreat in the 
face of an overwhelming problem. 
Other members, in dealing with the 
same problem, have begun an Earth 
Resources Co-op to share ways of con- 
serving food and energy. Some have 
rearranged their diets to eat less meat 
and waste less food. 

Other issues which surfaced during 
the past year because of specific local 
or state problems were capital punish- 

ment and abortion. In both cases, mem- 
bers took action and asked others to 
join them. The church itself did not 
take a vote or issue a corporate state- 
ment, recognizing the right of responsi- 
ble individuals to disagree on these 
difficult issues. Rather St. Anne's felt 
called to challenge and support those 
struggling to deal with them. 

This pattern of ministry, with the 
sharing of the broken bread and poured 
wine of the Eucharist giving challenge, 
support, and freedom to individuals to 
show forth Christ in the World is the 
distinctive quality of St. Anne's Episco- 
pal Mission as its people receive the 
commission to "Go forth into the 
world. ..." 


Commitiee Takes Stock On State Of Church: 

Concerns Of Diocese Have Changed 

Editor's Note: Following is the 
report of the Committee on the 
State of the Church as presented 
at the recent Diocesan Convention 
in Winston-Salem by the Commit- 
tee's Chairman, the Rev. William 

"Beyond Gohr," runs an old legend, 
"there lies a city of the blind. Once 
upon a time a rajah appeared with a 
mighty elephant and some of the sight- 
less populace rushed out to meet it. 

Each touched some part of the beast 
and returned to describe the find to 
those back home. One said authorita- 
tively, 'the creature is a large, rough 
thing, wide and broad, like a rug.' He 
had grabbed the ear. 

Another, who had felt the trunk, 
disagreed. 'No, it is long ... a straight 
and hollow pipe, awful and destructive.' 

'You are both wrong,' said the one 
who had examine^ the leg. 'It is mighty 
and firm, like a pillar.' 

Each knew only one part among 

many. Each was convinced that he 
knew the whole. 

What follows treats an elephant of 
a different sort, hardly a neatly describ- 
able beast, but with similar characteris- 
tics — slow, except when aroused, long 
lived, thick skinned. Its offspring nor- 
mally arrive after an extended gestation 
period. The canons of the Diocese have 
settled on one part of the elephantine 
anatomy of the Episcopal Church in 
our thirty nine counties to be surveyed: 
that has to do with statistics. But statis- 


The Churchmort 

Church Council Coordinator Named: 

Spiritual Needs Of The Aging 
Funded By Grant Of $17,500 

DURHAM — The Rev. Richard F. 
McCIeery of Durham has been ap- 
pointed coordinator of the North Caro- 
lina Council of Churches Model Project 
on the Spiritual Needs of the Aging, 
a new program being made possible by 
a grant of $17,500 through the Gov- 
ernor's Coordinating Council of Aging, 
federal funds having been obtained un- 
der the Model Projects Program of the 
Older Americans Act of 1965 as 

This model project is to be of one 
year's duration beginning September 1 . 
Its objectives are : 

A. To increase within the leadership 
of the religious bodies of North Caro- 
lina an awareness and knowledge of the 
aging process and the problems of the 

B. To increase the number of con- 
tacts of the isolated elderly, particular- 
ly those in institutions, with those who 
were significant in their spiritual life 
prior to their isolation. 

tics were only briefly addressed by the 
Committee back in November. In that 
regard, several commonplaces can be 
offered: the Episcopal Church in our 
diocese has grown but not in keeping 
with population growth. It is largely 
white, upper middle class. It tends to 
be concentrated in cities and large 
towns of the thirty nine counties, and so 
its outlook is predominately urban in 
character. It contains a disproportion- 
ate number of professional people. 

So, in some ways, we have not 
changed much. But our concerns have. 
There is much less heard within the 
church about social issues. (Though 
the Viet Nam nightmare is hardly over, 
it is largely over for us.) Civil liberties 
and civil rights questions pale before 
those of the economy, whose downward 
spiral has not yet responded to positive 
thinking and a spate of WIN buttons. 
The questions now seem to have less to 
do with activity and more with who we 
are. The church, here as elsewhere, has 
experienced a renewed interest in re- 
discovering its own roots. Increasingly, 
people ask for and respond to oppor- 
tunities in the basics of the faith — in 
Scripture, in the spiritual life. Parish 

C. To provide consulting service to 
local churches, judicatories, and coun- 
cils of churches in matters related to the 
spiritual well-being of the aging. 

D. To increase the use of the physi- 
cal properties and resources of reli- 
gious bodies in North Carolina in ser- 
vice to the aging, especially when public 
monies are available to implement 
those services. 

E. To develop and test a model for 
the delivery of services in the spiritual 
well-being context in the local com- 
munity, a model that will depend upon 
existing resources for its implementa- 
tion rather than the development of 
new resources. 

When the project is completed it is 
expected that there will be a state-wide 
network of religious bodies and agen- 
cies concerned with ministry with the 
aging and that there will be permanent 
programs functioning in the Council of 
Churches and at denominational levels. 

adult education programs draw increas- 
ing interest. There is a burgeoning of 
study and prayer groups. 

This attention to questions of our 
own identity as Christians comes na- 
turally at a time that sees a lingering 
suspicion among some clergy and lay 
people — certainly among us on the 
State of the Church Committee — that 
we as a nation may not simply be faced 
with the inconvenience of reduced buy- 
ing power, but with real upheaval. At 
a strictly psychological level, what hap- 
pens to Americans when there are no 
more frontiers, when we no longer have 
thb financial and ecological option of 
using, discarding and moving on? 

That is the sort of question that has 
dominated our thinking — that as op- 
posed to organizational concerns. To 
the extent that there are organizational 
concerns, our focus would be on in- 
stitutional responsiveness rather than 
on growth or 'efficiency.' At the Dio- 
cesan level, this translates into ques- 
tions like, "how can the Diocesan struc- 
ture deepen and enrich the lives and 
ministries of parishes and individuals 
in Piedmont North Carolina?" "How 
can we as Christian people respond to 

our responsibilities to others here and 

This is to talk about programming, 
and the responsibility for programming 
lies with the Convention and the Dio- 
cesan Council as the extension of the 
Convention. With the demise of the 
Program Task Force last year, the 
Council entered into an extension eval- 
uation process of existing program — 
home and overseas missions, consult- 
ing and planning, education and train- 
ing, stewardship, The N. C. Church- 
man, social ministries, youth, worship, 
ecumenical relations, and specialized 
ministries. Under the leadership of the 
Rev. John Campbell, a clear, well 
articulated evaluative structure was 
drafted — one which relies on the clarity 
of each program division's purpose, or- 
ganization, and funding. These formally 
established program areas were and 
will continue to be evaluated by the 
Council, specifically through member(s) 
of the Council assigned to each program 
area. That much is clear. 

What is less clear is the question of 
what the Council itself is. What of its 
own direction, its assumptions, its 
vision of the Diocese? There have been 
hopes expressed — both on the part of 
Council members and the Bishops — 
that the Council might take some great- 
er initiative in programming. That 
would appear to be a clear option. 
Reading Council minutes, one is struck 
by the strength of the membership of 
that body; the Convention consistently 
elects to the Council a group of active, 
intelligent, involved, well informed 
folks. They are personally in touch with 
a whole host of others who could serve 
as resourses in both goal setting and 
the initiation of programming. Yet the 
Council minutes themselves are largely 
devoid of flesh and blood issues. One 
has the feeling that were the Diocese 
lifted to the surface of the moon, the 
subject matter of the minutes would 
be largely the same. The Council 
focuses only on care and feeding of 
the existing structure. 

Indeed, this is now as it must be. 
As is frequently pointed out, the Coun- 
cil only meets four times a year. There 
is little time for more than the neces- 
sary housekeeping. There is certainly 
not the time for real brainstorming, for 
examining possibilities, for calling in a 
variety of people from different vantage 
points to address a particular concern. 
There is little possibility that projects 
begun in one area of program be in- 
formed by other areas, or by persons 

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Large Legacy 

from outside the church ahogether. Yet 
with more time, the Council — or mem- 
bers of it — could serve a top level 
brokerage function here. They could 
constitute a programming clearing 
house for addressing needs as they 
arose. The Council would do more than 
simply respond to the agenda brought 
to it from the outside. 

Such a development would parallel 
what is happening in many parish 
vestries. In marked decline is a mech- 
anistically administrative style of ves- 
try leadership; that was the sort of 
situation where the vestry left all issues 
central to the church's common life 
to the clergyman, and assembled month- 
ly for a financial report and ritual dis- 
cussion of the state of the furnace. 
More and more, such crucial issues as 
liturgy, the quality of pastoral care, 
the character of public witness, and the 
conscious theological grounding of the 
entire enterprise appears as the domain 
of the entire community. It is anything 
but the esoteric preserve detached, or- 
dained expert. Vestries study, they re- 
treat together, they talk directly and 
frequently to people in all areas of 
parish life, and to those in the wider 
city or town which the parish serves. 
They continually engage their clergy 
in a dialogue that is both challenging 
and immensely supportive. 

Now admittedly, the parallel between 
administering a parish and a diocese 
can be overstretched. But the parallel 
seems apt here. The Council can be 
more than an Episcopal appendage, but 
only as it develops a common life, an 

TEXARKANA, Tex. — The 
Episcopal Church recently re- 
ceived a bequest of approximately 
$532,000, one of the largest single 
legacies ever left to the national 
church. The benefactor was Mrs. 
Hiram (LaVerne) McCurry of 
Texarkana, Tex., who died re- 
cently at the age of 87. 

Mrs. McCurry also left $20,- 
000 to her parish, St. James Epis- 
copal Church in Texarkana, to 
pay her pledge in perpetuity; 
$10,000 to the Diocese of Dallas 
for theological education; and 
$2,500 to the Daughters of the 
King of which she was a member 
for more than 50 years. 

According to Mrs. McCurry's 
will, the legacy to the national 

identity and agenda of its own. These 
are not tasks that can be farmed out — - 
a study committee cannot look on from 
the outside and confer identity, con- 
cerns, and agenda. 

Reenter the elephant and the blind 
folk from beyond the city of Gohr. If 
one man in the legend concentrated on 
the beast's trunk, another on the ear, 
another on his foot, this report has 
dealt with its corresponding beast by 
fixing on a pore of the skin. Such is 
the nature of "state of the union" sum- 
maries. But somehow the task of de- 
scribing the church is less onerous than 
it might be. For whatever its shape, she 

church will be used for domestic 
mission work. 

According to close friends of 
Mrs. McCurry, she and her hus- 
band, who preceded her in death 
by several years, had agreed many 
years ago that the church would 
be the recipient of their entire 
estate. However, not even her rec- 
tor, the Rev. Richard C. Allen, 
knew that this was their intention. 

"She unquestionably denied 
herself bodily comforts in order to 
leave as much as possible to the 
church at her death," said Fr. 
Allen. "The McCurrys never 
owned a new car," he said. "They 
always bought a used car and 
drove its wheels off." 

is not simply ours, and the action of 
her Lord in the world is less than wholly 
dependent on well oiled institutional 
structure. In fact one telling argument 
for the Divine origin and support of 
the Christian Church is her survival 
through two millenia of our best laid 
plans. (That is also cited as proof of 
a cosmic sense of humor.) We stand 
in the promise that as long as we go 
on as the community of people who 
pray and serve and wait, who gather 
around the table to hear the apostles 
teaching and make Eucharist together, 
the shape of the elephant will take care 
of itself. 

Report On Diocese Of N. C. Project: 

Panama Center Filling A Real Need 

Bishop, Diocese of Panama 

PANAMA — -The Episcopal Univer- 
sity Center here was built in 1966 and 
stands as a visible symbol of the mean- 
ing of mutual responsibility and inter- 
dependence in the body of Christ. It 
came into being because of the vision 
and initiative of the Diocese of Panama 
and the Canal Zone to provide a much 
needed place for University students 
who were lacking necessary accommo- 
dations and space for study. This was 
made a reality because of the generosity 

and sense of mission of the people of 
the Diocese of North Carolina. 

The center provides a place for study 
and worship as well as room for six 
students (the ojiginal plan called for 
room for three students). 

A small library is operated by the 
center. A librarian, a graduate of the 
University of Panama, volunteers her 
services to catalogue and oversees the 
functioning of the library. The students 
in residence take turns in attending to 
the library. There are about 2,500 
volumes in our small library, but these 
have been well used. We are in dire 

need of updating our library if it is to 
continue to meet the needs of our stu- 

Of the six students in residence three 
are Episcopalians, one an Evangelical 
and the other two Roman Catholics. 
All are Panamanians, except one, who 
is from Colombia. 

Chapel services are held once a week 
at 8:00 p.m., the hour they have se- 
lected as most convenient. It is not un- 
common to find students wandering in 
and out of the Chapel. Some out of 
curiosity, and some to pray. 

The center is used further by the 

The Churchman 

BISHOPS BREAKFAST WITH LEGISLATORS — Nearly 100 Tar Heel legislators went to church at 7:30 a.m. recently 
as Raleigh's Episcopal Churches and the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina hosted a communion service and breakfast 
for the 1975 lawmakers. Begun in 1965, the communion service and breakfast have been held during every session since 
that year. Shown here at the Church of the Good Shepherd, site of Tuesday's gathering, are (from left): Rep. Jimmy 
Green, speaker of the House; Sen. John Henley, president pro-tem of the Senate; the Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore, suffragan 
bishop of the Diocese; the Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Eraser, bishop of the Diocese; and Jim Hunt, lieutenant governor. The 
Rev. Louis C. Melcher, rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd where the breakfast was held, was in charge. 

University of Panama for seminars, 
conferences, and social activities. Be- 
cause of the shortage of classrooms, it 
has also been used for this purpose. 

For 1975 plans are afoot to extend 
the services of the center to include a 
"hot line" and counselling program. 
The purpose is to establish a place 
where students may receive counselling 
and orientation. These types of services 
are unique to our area since they are 
not normally provided by the Univer- 

It is our intention to provide, 
through this program, three types 
of services: First, a "hot line" 
telephone service which will prob- 

ably begin operating on an eight-hour 
period per day, with the hours increas- 
ing as the demands arise. The second 
type of service will be a counselling 
one, using volunteers from the School 
of Psychology and Social Service of the 
University of Panama. These volunteers 
will be supervised at all times by com- 
petent persons in the field. The third 
service will be a referral one. Persons 
needing , prolonged therapy or other 
services not provided for at the center 
will be referred to persons or institu- 
tions where that type of service is 

We further offer our services to the 
Clergy and Laity, as well as others of 

the Diocese of Panama and the Canal 

The United Thank Offering has made 
a one year grant of $22,000.00 and the 
Diocese of Panama has budgeted 
$3,000.00 towards its initial function- 
ing. It is our hope that the University 
or some other government agency will 
see the value of this and eventually 
finance part, if not all, of the program. 

We are all very excited about this 
new phase of the center's program and 
look forward to very hectic and chal- 
lenging and fruitful year. 

Chaplain at the center is the Rev. 
James H. Ottley, who may be written 
to at: P. O. Drawer "R"; Balboa, 
Canal Zone. 

Tar Heel PARISHscene 

Churchman Editorial Board 

Offering — The offering taken at the 
Communion service of the Dio- 
cesan Convention in Winston-Salem, 

amounted to $576.08. This money was 
given to the Early Childhood Planning 
and Development Association of 
Winston-Salem for its feeding program. 

Stamp Help — Members of the parish 

of Church of the Good Shepherd, Ashe- 
boro, are performing a unique com- 
munity service helping those persons 
asking for food stamps. Together with 
other Asheboro churches the Episcopal 
churchwomen are supplying sand- 

March 1975 



Holy Trinity, Greensboro 
Hosts Layreaders Gathering 

wiches, coffee and cookies for those 
people who are waiting in line trying 
to get food stamps. Also, a training 
session is planned for volunteers needed 
to help get people qualified for the 
stamps. Good Shepherd is also helping 
the local unit of the Salvation Army 
by giving canned good and staples for 
their feeding program. The Rev. Tom 
Rightmyer is rector. 

Second Century — Church of the 
Good Shepherd, Raleigh, is making 
plans for the laying of the cornerstone 
to commence the second century of 
the church. The celebration, to be held 
on Palm Sunday, will recall the 100th 
anniversary of the first service held in 
the church's All Saints Chapel on 
March 28, 1875. The Rev. Louis C. 
Melcher is rector, and Mr. Louis M. 
Connor, Jr., is chairman of the ar- 
rangements committee. 

Arts Festival — An arts festivals for 
all the Episcopal churches in the Char- 
lotte-Mecklenburg area, as well as Con- 
cord and Monroe, is now in the plan- 
ning stage. The Rev. John D. Lane, 
assistant rector at Holy Comforter, 
Charlotte, coordinator, says there are 
plans to invite a nationally known artist 
to participate, as well as each church 
having representation from its member- 
ship in the visual and performing arts. 
"Its purpose," he said, "is to show how 
broadly the arts are, and can be, utilized 
to transmit the message of the Christian 

Hot Meals — St. Matthew's Church, 
Hillsboro is presently involved in a 
government sponsored program for 
serving nutritional meals to the elderly 
five days a week. According to the 
Rev. Lauton Pettit, rector, the elderly 
are transported to the Parish house by 
bus and private cars and for a mini- 
mum payment of food stamps receive 
a hot nutritional meal at noon. Fol- 
lowing the midday meal, those attend- 
ing engage in creative hobbies of all 
sorts, and their handicrafts and dis- 
played and sold. He notes that the re- 
sponse has been enthusiastic. 

Pastor Program — The Rev. Mr. 
Petit of St. Matthews has recently com- 
pleted a year's program for pastor- 
chaplains at John Umstead Hospital 
in Butner. The two-fold purpose of the 
program is to minister to the spiritual 
needs of hospital patients, and to help 
the participating pastors gain new skills 
and insights in serving troubled persons. 

GREENSBORO — Nearly 40 lay- 
readers of the Northwest Convocation 
responded enthusiastically to a recent 
layreaders' conference held at Holy 
Trinity, Greensboro. The morning be- 
gan with a session on "The Theology 
of Layreading," led by the Rev. Alwin 
Reiners, Jr., rector of the Church of the 
Holy Comforter, Charlotte. 

Following this, the group broke for 
two periods of electives. Leading a dis- 
cussion on "New Horizons for Lay- 
readers," Thomas M. Mullen (Holy 
Comforter, Charlotte) helped his 
groups find ways of expanding their lay 
ministry beyond participation in Sun- 
day worship services. The Rev. 
Frank G. Dunn (St. Martin's, Char- 
lotte) gave instruction in "The Use of 
the Voice," including individual work 
with tape recording equipment. He was 
assisted by Mrs. Virginia Bray (St. 
Timothy's, Winston-Salem). 

T.V. Study — An adult study group 
at Holy Comforter, Charlotte, is watch- 
ing the T. V. program, The Ascent of 
Man, (or reading the book) and hav- 
ing a Sunday morning discussion with 
a group of 12. The Rev. Alwin Reiners 
is rector. 

President — The Rev. Harrison Si- 
mons, rector of St. Stephen's, Oxford, 
has been named president of the N. C. 

. . . New Rector 

The elements of worship were dis- 
cussed by the Rev. John Tol Broome 
(Holy Trinity, Greensboro) in his elec- 
tive, "Planning Worship," which also 
organized and led the service of Eve- 
ning Prayer which later ended the con- 
ference. Before a lunch of submarine 
sandwiches and cokes, the Rev. John 
D. Lane (Holy Comforter, Charlotte) 
made a short presentation on "Themes 
of the Bible," intended to give the par- 
ticipants a way of better understanding 
the lessons they are called upon to read. 

The Division of Continuing Educa- 
tion arranged the conference, which 
followed a similar event held in March, 
1974 in Charlotte. A total of 90 lay- 
readers have attended the two con- 
ferences. The same staff stands ready 
to lead such an event in other parts of 
the Diocese by arrangement with Mr. 

Episcopal Clergy Association. Formed 
three years ago, the purpose of the 
association is "to strengthen priests in 
their vocations and callings so that those 
they serve may be strengthened there- 

Ecumenity — Back in January the 
congregation of St. Luke's, Salisbury, 
was host to the congregation of Sacred 
Heart Roman Catholic parish at a 
Solem Evensong! The service was 
sponsored by couples of the parish who 
had been involved for the past three 
years with the Anglican-Roman Catho- 
lic dialogue. A reception followed the 
service. The Rev. Uly Gooch is rector. 

Clergy Changes — There have been 
several changes of clergy within the 
Diocese recently. The Rev. William M. 
Coolidge has gone to Cary to be priest- 
in-charge of St. Paul's Church. He has 
been assistant to the Rev. Peter Lee, 
rector of Chapel of the Cross, Chapel 

The Rev. Robert C. Johnson, Jr., 
goes to Durham on April 1 st to become 
rector of St. Luke's. He has been 
serving St. Christopher's, Garner, as 
priest-in-charge, and has been an in- 
structor at N. C. State University in 

The Rev. Paul C. Morrison who has 


The Churchman 

$5.00 Buys Flock Of Chickens: 

Aid To Hungry Of World 
Mission Committee Idea 

been serving as rector of St. Joseph's, 
Durham, has gone to John Umstead 
Hospital, Butner, where he will serve 
as chaplain. 

New Assistant — The Rev. L. Bartine 
Sherman, rector of St. Martin's, Char- 
lotte, has announced that Mrs. Jane 
Gurry has been appointed full-time 
parish assistant at St. Martin's. He 
noted that in this position she will have 
the same responsibilities as a curate, 
except for those things which require 
ordination or specialized seminary 
training. She will be responsible, he 
said, for Christian Education and 
youth work, do hospital and other 
parish visiting, and be available for 
counseling, in which field she has a 
graduate degree. Mrs. Gurry was form- 
erly director of Christian Education at 
St. Peter's Charlotte. 

Leaving — The Rev. Clay H. Turner, 
who has been serving as rector of Trin- 
ity Church, Statesville, has transferred 
to the Diocese of Southwestern Vir- 

Clergy Notes — Some personal notes 
on a few of the new diocesan clergy 
who were introduced at the recent con- 
vention in Winston-Salem: 

The Rev. F. William Lantz, new rec- 
tor of St. Christopher's, Charlotte, is 
a Virginia native; a 1968 graduate of 
General Theological Seminary in New 
York City; has been vicar of St. David's 
Church, Brunswick, Ga., for six years; 
has a wife, Lyn, who is a native of 
South Carolina, a graduate of that 
state's university, has worked with the 
Peace Corps and the Social Security 
Administration in Brunswick; and a 
son David, who is four. 

The Rev. James Mathieson, rector 
of St. Andrew's, Rocky Mount, came 
there from Emmanuel Church, Chat- 
ham, Va.; has a B.A. degree from 
Lynchburg College in Virginia, and a 
M.Div., from University of the South, 
Sewanee, Tenn.; has a wife, Joan, and 
three children — West, Bryan, and 

The Rev. William Poulos, assistant 
to the Rev. Dudley Colhoun, rector of 
St. Paul's, Winston-Salem, comes from 
St. Timothy's, Decatur, Ga., where he 
was rector for over five years; His 
special areas of interest are youth, 
adults and outreach; a native of Rome, 
Ga., he and his wife Nancy, have four 
children, Michael, 17; Christopher, 15; 
Mary Elizabeth, 6; and Sarah Anne 4. 

Chairman, Diocesan Committee 
on Overseas Missions 

In today's life, we are always look- 
ing for bargains — this article is from 
your Overseas Mission Committee, with 
a suggestion, "How to Obtain a Real 

The bargain, the Committee be- 
lieves, is a wonderful way to accom- 
plish a personal obligation and also 
become a part of a Human Welfare 

Just think how often you have pon- 
dered over what to give a loved one 
who has no real need. Not only is it 
suggested that you give to a Human 
Welfare Project in the name of a loved 
one, but also that you commit your- 
selves to a more simplified living, which 
will allow additional income for giving. 

Many believe that celebration is a 
necessary part of life, and also that 
giving is necessary and good, as long 
as it is life-supporting. 

For your next celebration, the Com- 
mission On Overseas Mission suggests 
one of the following gifts for considera- 
tion to honor friends or loved ones and 
still aid the hungry world: 


World Headquarters 
P. O. Box 808 

Little Rock, Arkansas 72203 

$5.00 Sends a Flock of Twenty 


$20.00 Sends a Pair of Rabbits 
$500.00 Sends a Pregnant Purebred 



Room 1439, Dept. 12 
475 Riverside Drive 
New York, N. Y. 10027 

$10.00 will distribute 1,130 pounds 
of food among victims of the West 
African Famine. Designate UMCOR, 
West African Famine. 

$ 10.00 is a share of support for Agri- 
cultural Extension work through Chris- 
tian Missions in Pakistan, Nepal, Bo- 
livia, Zaire, or Mexico. Indicate coun- 
try and designate WD, Medical Services 

$500.00 will dig a well in India. 
Designate UMCOR, Water Resources 


Dept. CA 

P. O. Box 968 

Elkhart, Indiana 46514 

$10.00 will distribute the equivalent 
of four-hundred packets of garden 

$20.00 will give a farmer all the 
hand tools he needs to cultivate his 

During 1975, instead of buying gifts 
for friends and relatives who do not 
really need them, give an equivalent 
amount to a Human Welfare Project 
in their name. For additional informa- 
tion on other projects, we suggest: 
Alternate Christmas Catalogue 
1500 Farragut Street, N. W. 
Washington, D. C. 2001 1 
$2.00 Per Copy Mailed Bulk Rate 

In Matthew (Chapter 25, Verses 
31-46), there is the parable of the sheep 
and the goats, and the whole point of 
that parable is that a man's eternal 
destiny is decided by his attitude to 
and his treatment of those who are less 
fortunate than himself. 

Meeting Date Changed 

LONDON — The third of the two- 
yearly meetings of the 55 member An- 
glican Consultative Council represent- 
ing 65 million Anglicans throughout 
the world, due to have met in Perth, 
Western Australia, in August 1975, has 
been postponed following the cancella- 
tion of the World Council of Churches' 
Assembly in Djakarta in July, 1975. 

The new venue for the next meeting 
of the ACC, now to be held in March, 
1976, has yet to be decided. 

A number of the clerical and lay 
members of the Anglican Consultative 
Council who are also representatives at 
the World Council of Churches would 
have travelled from Djakarta to Perth. 
The new venue for the World Council 
of Churches is now Nairobi in Novem- 
ber or December 1975. 

March 1975 


Parishes Preparing Histories 

Kanuga Usage 
Still On 
The Increase 

Director, Kanuga Conferences 

This past year saw the steadily in- 
creasing usage of Kanuga continue. 
Summer conference, camp and guest 
period participation was up, and dur- 
ing the September through May period 
about 60 church and other non-profit 
groups used our facilities for a varied 
array of conferences, retreats and meet- 
ings. The anticipated downturn result- 
ing from the unsure fuel situation did 
not materialize. There were 16 per cent 
more guest days of use in 1974 than in 

Many hoped-for physical improve- 
ments were completed in this banner 
year. The new Program Building, for 
use by groups up to 250-300, has 
added a new dimension to program 
possibilities. The Children's Center was 
completely renovated and provided the 
scene this summer for a greatly en- 
hanced children's activity program. 
Three new meeting rooms at the Inn 
provide extended small group space in 
an attractive, informal setting. Botft 
camps. Camp Kanuga for Boys and 
Girls and the West Camp, were upgrad- 
ed in their recreational, food service 
and sanitary facilities. General beautifi- 
cation has continued around the 
Kanuga Lake Inn. 

One of the most significant program 
items was a complete evaluation of the 
early summer conferences — Christian 
Education and Adult. A continuation 
of this evaluative activity is already 
showing up in the planning for 1975. 
Highly gratifying is an increased use of 
the facilities by the Church for Clergy 
Conferences, Parish Family Week- 
ends, Summer Conferences and other 
Church-related activity. 

We are optimistic about Kanuga's 
continued influence in the future. In- 
quiries about and planning for the pro- 
gram in 1975 indicate a keen interest 
by our constituents in further experi- 
ences at Kanuga. The present uncer- 
tainty of the national economic scene 
has heightened our resolve to manage 
our resources well and continue to offer 
superior facilities and programs at a 
nominal cost. 

Present Board of Directors' officers 

Diocesan Historiographer 

During tiie past year I supplied 
information to two persons who 
were compiling centennial his- 
tories of their respective parishes 
which have been completed and 

They are: "The Church of the 
Good Shepherd, Raleigh, 1874- 
1974," by Rene Ward (Mrs. W. 
Clyde); and "St. Paul's Episcopal 
Church, Monroe, North Carolina, 
1874-1974," by Virginia R. 

NEW YORK (DPS) — The Joint 
Committee on Agenda and Arrange- 
ments for the 1976 General Conven- 
tion of the Episcopal Church has begun 
preliminary planning for the next meet- 
ing of the triennial Convention. 

The committee set September 1 1-23, 
1976, as the dates for the 65th conven- 
tion, which will be held in Minneapolis- 
St. Paul, Minn. 

At its organizational meeting the fol- 
lowing officers of the committee were 
elected: Bishop Willis R. Henton, 
Northwest Texas, chairman; the Ven. 
O. Dudley Reed, Springfield, vice 
chairman; and Mrs. Henry N. Somsen, 
Minnesota, secretary and liaison with 
the Diocese of Minnesota. 

The committee organized itself into 
seven sub-committees to work on speci- 
fic details of the convention, including 
such concerns as worship, issues, struc- 
ture, and space. 

The members of the committee, ap- 
pointed jointly by the presidents of the 
House of Bishops and the House of 
Deputies, are: 

Bishops: Bishop Willis R. Henton, 
Northwest Texas, chairman; Bishop 

for Kanuga are: President, The Rt. 
Rev. W. Moultrie Moore, Jr., suffragan 
bishop, Diocese of North Carolina; 
vice-president, Gayle O. Avery, chief 
executive officer and chairman of the 
Board of Colonial Life and Accident 
Insurance Company, Columbia, South 
Carolina; and secretary-treasurer, Ben 
S. Willis, partner, Alex Brown and 
Sons, Winston-Salem. 


In addition I have furnished in- 
formation towards a proposed his- 
tory of Trinity Episcopal Church, 
Asheville. I have also supplied 
biographical information on the 
black clergy resident in the Dio- 
cese between 1865 and 1900 to 
the Rev. J. Carleton Hayden, of 
the Diocese of Washington, D. C. 

Mr. Hayden is preparing a 
study of the black Episcopal 
clergy who were ordained in the 
United States during this period. 

Wesley Frensdorff, Nevada; and Bish- 
op Francisco Reus^Froylan, Puerto 

Presbyters: The Rev. Jesse Ander- 
son, Jr., Washington; the Very Rev. 
Allen Bartlett, Kentucky; and the Ven. 
O. Dudley Reed, Springfield, vice 

Lay Persons: Bryan Jones, Utah; 
Byron Rushing, Massachusetts; George 
T. Shields, Spokane; Mrs. Henry N. 
Somsen, Minnesota, secretary; Mal- 
colm D. Talbott, JD, Newark; and Mrs. 
J. Wilmette Wilson, Georgia. 

Consultants to the committee are: 
James M. Winning, Springfield; the 
Rev. William F. Maxwell, Oklahoma; 
and the Rev. Austin R. Cooper, Sr., 

Ex officio members of the committee 
are: The presidents and vice presi- 
dents of the two houses of Convention; 
the bishop and general chairman of 
arrangements of the host diocese; the 
secretaries of the two houses; the chair- 
men of the committees on the dispatch 
of business of the two houses; and the 
presiding officer of the Triennial Meet- 
ing of the Women of the Church. 

Presiding Bishop John E. Hines is 
president of the House of Bishops arid 
the Rev. John B. Coburn, New York 
City, is president of the House of 
Deputies. The Rt. Rev. Scott Field 
Bailey, Suffragan Bishop of Texas, is 
Executive Officer of the Convention; 
the Rev. Canon Charles M. Guilbert, 
New York City, is Secretary-Treasurer; 
and Bob N. Wallace, Louisville, Ky., 
is Manager. 

Plans Begin For '76 Convention 


The Churchman 

Raleigh Mission Reports On Its Experiences: 

Trial Use Well Received At St. Mark's 

St. Mark's, Raleigh 

RALEIGH — What meaning the 
trial services will come to have will 
emerge through reflection on their use 
in parishes. The Standing Liturgical 
Commission of the Diocese may offer 
its theological and historical reasons for 
the form and content of its proposed 
rites. But these can serve only as guide- 
lines for those who actually use trial 
services to express the life of the Chris- 
tian community. And if the theology of 
trial use must come out of the experi- 
ences of clergy and lay people using 
these services, then reflection on that 
experience can become one of the most 
exciting events in parish life. 

So concluded a group at St. Mark's 
Church, Raleigh, North Carolina, after 
two months of preparation last spring 
for use of the "Form for the Affirma- 
tion of Baptismal Vows," participation 
in that service, and reflection on what 
it was all about. 

Through study, experience, reflec- 
tion, and efforts at education of the rest 
of the St. Mark's community, this ser- 
vice came to life as an important event 
in the life of the congregation, an event 
through which St. Mark's understand- 
ing of itself as a Christian community 
was deepened and strengthened. At the 
same time, as a group, we reached new 
and enriched understandings of our 
faith and commitment to the Church. 

St. Mark's study of the Affirmation 
Service began with an examination of 
the guidelines put forth by the Standing 
Liturgical Commission, namely the 
Supplement to Prayer Book Studies 26. 
We started with an examination of the 
thinking about Baptism, because it is 
that thinking which has led to the re- 
examination of the traditional service 
of Confirmation. Members of the St. 
Mark's study group were excited about 
what was being said here about the 
Church as not the group of the elect, 
or the saved, but as a community called 
together to be a sign to the world about 
what God is doing for all men in Jesus 

Prayer Book Confirmation, in the 
life of the Episcopal Church, has served 
at least three functions. First, it has 

served a sacramental function, in which 
the Seven-Fold Gifts of the Holy Spirit 
were conferred through the laying-on 
of hands by the Bishop. Second, it has 
served as a rite of passage through 
which young people were admitted to 
the Eucharist and to the beginnings of 
adult participation in the life of the 
Church. Third, it has served what might 
be called a legal function, through 
which young people and adults who 
were not reared as Episcopalians quali- 
fied for the canonical definition of 
"Episcopalian" and became eligible to 
hold offices in the Church. On reflec- 
tion we felt we had to agree with the 
logic of the Standing Liturgical Com- 
mission that Confirmation, in its sacra- 
mental dimension, inevitably detracts 
from the concept that Baptism is the 
complete rite of initiation into the Body 
of Christ. Since Baptism is by water 
and the Holy Spirit, talk about the 
seven-fold gifts as something new given 
at Confirmation is confusing. In fact, 
we concluded that the Service of Af- 
firmation should not be referred to by 
its alternate title of Confirmation be- 
cause the Trial service is a totally new 
service and not really a trial form of 
Prayer Book Confirmation. In addition, 
we agreed that Confirmation, as prac- 
ticed in the Church, is customarily 
urged upon young people at a certain 
age, whether they are ready for it or 

We turned to the Service of Affirma- 
tion itself and were delighted by its pos- 
sibilities. Here is a service which allows 
for people to declare before the church 
community and before the larger Chris- 
tian community through the Bishop, its 
repiresentative, major stages in their 
growth in Christian faith and service by 
the reaffirmation of their baptismal 
vows. At the same time, it allows for 
the congregation, through its joining in 
the affirmation of baptismal vows, and 
for the larger Christian community, 
through the Bishop's laying-on-of- 
hands, to respond to the affirmers in 
welcome and acceptance and joy. The 
content of the service is highly appro- 
priate because it relates developments 
in the lives of the participants to the 
vows taken in their names at Baptism. 

Its repeatability is important because 
this reflects the reality that life in Christ 
is a process in which there is change 
and growth, and provides the occasion 
for public expression of that reality. 

Actual participation in the service 
fulfilled our hopes for it. The Rt. Rev. 
Moultrie Moore, Suffragan Bishop of 
the Diocese of North Carolina, admin- 
istered the service of Affirmation and 
celebrated the Eucharist. Fifteen of the 
group made affirmation of their baptis- 
mal vows; eight were confirmed Epis- 
copalians and seven were from other 
traditions. One of the Affirmers 
summed up her feelings and those of 
the group when she said, "I felt so 
much love and acceptance in the group 
affirming, and so much support and 
warmth from the congregation. At the 
beginning we came from such different 
backgrounds and for different reasons 
to this service, but once the service be- 
gan these mattered- less, and what was 
important was the sense of together- 
ness we all felt." Nor did the signifi- 
cance of this service end with the day 
of its performance. Nine members of 
the study group are now teachers in St. 
Mark's Sunday School, and almost 
without exception everyone in the 
group has taken a more active role in 
the life of the congregation. 

Thus St. Mark's concluded that the 
Service of Affirmation is one of the 
most exciting of the proposed Services 
for Trial Use. Learning about it cer- 
tainly became a significant experience 
in the life of this congregation. This 
demonstrates that experience with Trial 
Use can be good for a church if mem- 
bers are given the occasion and the 
theological tools with which to deal 
with that experience. While much has 
been said within the Episcopal Church 
about what the Trial Services mean, 
and how they differ from Prayer Book 
services, the Standing Liturgical Com- 
mission has rarely had answers which 
really come to grips with the questions. 
At St. Mark's this is because it cannot 
have the answers, since the answers 
can only come from the living experi- 
ence of the Church as it uses these ser- 
vices to express its understanding of life 
in Jesus Christ. 

Morch 1975 


ECW MEETING PRINCIPALS— The Rt. Rev. WUIiam G. Weinhauer, bishop-coadjutor of the Diocese of Western 
North Carolina (left), will be the keynote speaker at the Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29 and 30 meeting of the Epis- 
copal Churchwomen of this Diocese at Christ Church, Charlotte. Also on the program for the 93rd annual gathering will 
be Mrs. Richard Emory of New York City, United Thank Offering coordinator for the Executive Council of the Episco- 
pal Church. Mrs. Eric G. Flannagan, Jr. of Henderson, ECW president, will preside over the sessions. Local arrange- 
ments are being handled by (from left, in photo at right above) Mrs. George C. Jeffries, Mrs. Hugh Tillett, Mrs. Roy Sides 
and Mrs. W. Pinkney Herbert. The opening session begins at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Church News Capsules 

RICHMOND — The Episcopal 
Church will send one-third of its na- 
tional funds — nearly $4.7 miUion — ^to 
support work outside the United 
States, the church's top mission execu- 
tive said in Richmond recently, but 
this includes support for only 56 
American missionaries outside the 
country. Bishop Edmond L. Browning, 
who joined Bishop Allin's staff six 
months ago to head national and world 
mission, told a gathering of Richmond 
vestries and a press conference that the 
style of American overseas mission had 
gone through "dramatic and radical 
changes" in the past 15 years. 

NASHILLE — Twenty-five Episco- 
palians concerned about preserving the 
1928 liturgies have met in Nashville, 
Tenn., to determine the future course 
of the Society for the Preservation of 
the Book of Common Prayer. Con- 
ferees affirmed they are not opposed 
to changes or improvements in the 
hturgy but strongly object to many 
of the versions presently approved for 
trial use. A number of Society mem- 
bers are academicians and oppose the 
proposed revisions on grounds of style, 
grammar, and word selection. The So- 
ciety was started three years ago by 
three Vanderbilt University professors 

— Drs. Walter Sullivan, John M. Aden, 
and H. L. Weatherby. It now reports 
a membership of more than 50,000. 

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Phillips 
Petroleum Company, the target of 
stockholder challenges on Southern 
African operations by the Episcopal 
Church and other churches, has an- 
nounced that it is withdrawing from oil 
explorations off the coast of Namibia 
(South West Africa). The white mi- 
nority government in South Africa has 
occupied predominantly black Namibia 
contrary to United Nations action can- 
celling the League of Nations' mandate 
to administer the government in 
Namibia. The U. S. government does 
not recognize South Africa's occupa- 
tion of Namibia as legal, nor does the 
World Court. 

NEW YORK — Presiding Bishop 
John M. Allen says ". . . the Easter 
message is that Jesus Christ offers to 
all who believe him the way to truth and 
life wherein fulfillment and acceptance, 
justice and peace are found. Believing 
him, and in him, is to respond to him, 
to obey him, to follow him, to grow in 
his love, to experience his power. By 
his power comes the motivation to let 

our sinful ways die and be reborn, re- 
generated, converted to him and in him. 
Jesus Christ would gather all into com- 
munion with God and would empower 
us to share that blessed community with 
God and would empower us to share 
that blessed community wherein the 
hopes of eternity are fulfilled and the 
threats of isolation and destruction are 
forever removed. This is the hope the 
Easter message proclaims. He who was 
dead is alive again. Hear! Believe! Re- 
spond! Be filled with hope and know 
his love and peace now. Those who 
know his love and peace are prepared 
for eternal life," the Presiding Bishop's 
Editor message concludes. 

GREENWICH, Conn.— The Execu- 
tive Council meeting here recently 
heard Treasurer Lindley M. Franklin, 
Jr., report that "receipts are coming in 
at a record-breaking rate" designated 
for world hunger, in response to Pre- 
siding Bishop John M. Allin's special 
Epiphany appeal and to special appeals 
by many bishops in their own dioceses. 
To date, approximately $400,000 des- 
ignated for world hunger has been re- 
ceived by the Presiding Bishop's Fund 
for World Relief, and Dr. Franklin 
said "100 percent will be allocated" 
for hunger relief. 




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^Hhurchmn d 

Durham Project: 

Official Publication 
Diocese of North Carolina 

Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Fraser, D.D. 

Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore 
Suffragan Bishop 

Ben F. Park 

Editor and Chairman, 
Division of Information 

The Rev. Keith J. Reeve, The 
Ven. Robert N. Davis, Mrs. Mar- 
garet S. Knight, William B. 
Wright, George E. London and 
Mrs. Margaret Darst Smith. 
Editorial Board 

Vol. 65 

April, 1975 

No. -8 

iocesan Grant Of $1,000 
Helps Program For Youth 

Durham Child Advocacy Commission 

DURHAM — Durham's Child Advocacy Commission has received a grant of 
$1,000 from the Diocesan Committee on Christian Social Ministries. 

The Child Advocacy Program in Durham had been in operation since June, 
1973, and was funded during its first year by LEAA (Law Enforcement As- 
sistance Administration) and the Durham Junior League. Second year funding 
was applied for, but because of delays this funding was not available when 
the fiscal year began on July 1. The Child Advocacy board of directors felt 
that funding would be forthcoming, and appealed to the Diocese for an emer- 
gency grant of $1,000 to help pay salaries and other operating expenses in the 

In October, Child Advocacy received $55,000 from LEAA. Part of this grant is 
for its basic role as advocate: To insure good services for the children of Durham. 
By providing a referral service and clearinghouse for the many specialized 
services that are now available, it is possible to determine in which areas there 
are duplications of services and those in which there are gaps. 

The multiplicity of services can be so bewildering that a child with multiple 
problems can easily slip through the cracks of the system. With the remaining 
part of the new grant, a Delinquency Diversionary Division will be established, 
with personnel from law enforcement and social services cooperating in a single 

DDD will work with pre-delinquent youth — the many children who are known 
to the police as truants, runaways, and ungovemables, yet who have not broken 
any laws. In the future this program can be expanded to include representatives 
of the school system. 

High on the list of priorities of the Child Advocacy Commission are the 
establishment of group homes for teenaged girls; a day-care coordinator; im- 
proved transportation so children can get to appropriate treatment and recrea- 
tional programs; and improved emergency shelter care. 

The North Carolina Churchman 
is published monthly except July, Au- 
gust and September by the Department 
of Promotion and Communications of 
the Episcopal Diocese of North Caro- 
lina, 201 St. Alban's Drive, Raleigh, 
N. C. 27609. Nondiocesan subscrip- 
tions, $2.00. 

Second class postage paid at Raleigh 

N. C. All manuscripts, drawings, 
photographs and news articles should 
be accompanied by a stamped, self- 
addressed envelope, and received by 
the first of the month preceding publi- 
cation date. 

Change of Address: The Post Office 
will not forward copies; please give at 
least one month's notice. Send old ad- 
dress clipped from back copy with new 
address. Parishes are asked to send 
names and addresses of new members 
each month. Address all correspon- 
dence to P. O. Box 17025, Raleigh, 
N. C. 27609. 

Faith Alive 

Fifth Annual National Faith Alive 
Conference is scheduled here at 
Kanuga May 23 and 24, according 
to R. R. Bastian, Jr. of Chapel 
Hill, regional coordinator of Faith 
Alive for the Diocese of North 

"Faith Alive" weekends have 

been held during the last two years 
by parishes at Raleigh, Durham, 
Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem and 
Charlotte, Qastian reports. 

Theme of the Kanuga confer- 
ence next month is to be "Lay 
Ministry." Details may be ob- 
tained from Bastian at 228 May 
Court, Chapel HUl 27514. 

IVIusic Camp 

sic and worship conference for 
children is being sponsored here at 
Kanuga by the Diocese of North 
Carolina June 22-27. 

"A Camp Experience Centered 
Around Music And Worship" is 
the theme of the Sunday- 
through-Friday conference, ac- 

cording to the Rev. Philip R. 
Byrum, rector of Christ Church at 
Albemarle who will direct the 

Registration for the camp will 
be $65. Details may be obtained 
from Director Byrum at P. O. Box 
657, Albemarle 28001 (704) 


The Churchman 

Architecturally, Artisfically Pisfmctive: 

Half Of N. C Historic' Churches 
House Episcopalian Congregations 

N. C. Department of Cultural Re- 

In what way do Episcopalians out- 
number any other denomination in the 
State? One of the very few areas 
where EpiscopaHans dominate numer- 
ically in this overwhelmingly protes- 
tant state is in the number of church 
buildings recognized for their signifi- 
cance in the architectural history of 
their locality, state, and nation, by list- 
ing in the National Register of Historic 

Churches, however, do not ordinar- 
ily meet National Register criteria un- 
less they "derive their primary signifi- 
cance from architectural or artistic dis- 
tinction or historical significance." 
Experience with submitting nomina- 
tions to be National Register has 
shown the Survey and Planning 
Branch staff of the Division of Ar- 
chives and History, that only those 
churches of considerable architectural 
significance are accepted. 

It is thus interesting to note that the 
churches that do meet these rather 

Places. Of the total of 26 North 
Carolina churches and religious struc- 
tures Usted there, 13 — half — are Epis- 
copal churches. 

The National Register, established 
by the Historic Preservation Act of 
1966, is "a list of distinction identifying 
for the people those properties worthy 
of preservation for their historic 
value." It has some protective author- 
ity against destruction by federally 
funded projects such as highways, 
urban renewal, etc. 

... At Battleboro 

stringent criteria are to a large extent 
those constructed by a relatively very 
small proportion of the State's popula- 
tion. Why is it that Episcopalians were 
building architecturally distinguished 
churches? More money? More preten- 
sions? A desire for an impressive build- 
ing? Interest in emulating the parish 
churches of England? An emphasis on 
liturgy and a building to reflect it? All 
of these no doubt contributed in some 

Of the earliest churches in the State, 

naturally a large proportion are Epis- 
copalian, since Anglican churches 
were officially established before the 
Revolution. Thus the four surviving 
colonial church buildings in the State 
are St. Thomas, Bath; St. Paul's, 
-Edenton; St. Philip's (ruins), Bruns- 
wick Town; and St. John's, Williams- 
boro — all of which are in once-impor- 
tant towns, and all of which are listed 
on the National Register. 

Yet it is 19th century churches that 
make up most of our historic architec- 

April 1975 

tural fabric, and here too Episcopal 
churches stand out. Church architec- 
ture generally followed the prevalent 
styles of the day, including the Geor- 
gian, federal, and Greek Revival 
styles, outgrowths of the Renaissance 
interest in classical Greek and Roman 
motifs and forms. It was the Gothic 
Revival, however, that seems to have 
had a particulau" impact upon North 
Carolina's surviving Episcopal church 

The Gothic Revival stemmed from 
English ecclesiologists' interest in re- 
viving in an accurate fashion the 
Gothic style of the medieval era 
— partly for esthetic, partly for ec- 
clesiastical reasons. This affected in 
the mid to late 19th century nearly all 
American church architecture, but had 
a particular appeal for Episcopal con- 

A chief proponent of the Gothic Re- 
vival in America was architect Richard 
Upjohn, whose designs were among 
the purest and most scholarly, recal- 
ling especially medieval English 
churches. He was responsible for Trin- 
ity Church, New York, and for Christ 
Church, Raleigh, among others. More 
widespread than his personally de- 
signed buildings were those copied 
from his publications, used by smaller 
congregations, especially Epis- 
copalian, who sought a properly 
Gothic church to fit their limited 

The "Carpenter Gothic" style, as it 
is popularly called, repeated the verti- 
cality, steep pointed gables, pointed- 
arched doors and windows, and often 
the interior truss or hammer beam ceil- 
ings of the more ambitious Gothic 
edifices. But instead of being large and 
built of stone or brick, as these were, 
the Carpenter Gothic used frame con- 
struction, fancy sawnwork along the 
gables, and often board-and-batten 
wall surfaces to create an unpreten- 
tious style of distinctive charm. 

St. Mary's Chapel, Raleigh, is one of 
those believed to have been taken from 
Upjohn' s designs, and several others 
may also have been inspired by his 
work. Other examples of the Car- 
penter Gothic, whose sources are un- 
certain, include St. John's, Battleboro, 
and Grace, Trenton (both on the Na- 
tional Register) and others like St. 
Athanasius, Burlington, St. Mark's, 
Halifax and St. James at Kittrell. 

Upjohn was not the only nationally 
notable architect designing in the 
Gothic Revival style in North 
Carolina. Thomas U. Walter — who 
designed much of the national capitol 

... At Louisburg 

building — designed St. James, Wil- 
mington, and may have been the 
source of the design for the Chapel of 
the Cross, Chapel Hill. William Perci- 
val achieved regional importance in 
the State and was responsible for Cal- 
vary Church, Tarboro. 
Hillsborough builder John Berry 

worked on St. Matthews, Hills- 
borough, an unusually early example 
of Gothic Revival, and on St. Luke's, 
Salisbury, the latter not yet on the Re- 
gister. Other notable examples of the 
Gothic Revival in the Diocese of North 
Carolina are St. Bartholomew's, 
Pittsboro; St. Paul, Louisburg; Trin- 

... At Raleigh 

The Churchman 

... At Chapel HUI 

ity, Scotland Neck, St. Peter's, Char- 
lotte, and Emmanuel, Warrenton. As 
the process of doing a state-wide in- 
ventory of historically and architec- 
turally significant buildings across the 
state continues, doubtless more nota- 
ble examples will be located. 

In order to record and encourage the 
preservation of North Carolina's his- 
toric resources, the Survey and Plan- 
ning Branch welcomes information 
about these and any other architectur- 
ally significant buildings. The most 
welcome information of all, however, 
is the news that congregations and in- 
dividuals are continuing to use and ap- 
preciate these buildings in a lively way. 

Following are pertinent facts rela- 
tive to churches of the Diocese in- 
cluded in the National Register. 

Christ Church, Raleigh. Built 
1848-1852, designed by architect 
Richard Upjohn in Early English 
Gothic Revival style; its heavy stone 

... At Tarboro 

... At Williamsboro 

walls, small, narrow door and window 
openings, and minimal surface decora- 
tion Exemplify the Early English style. 
The interior includes a handsome 
hammer-beam ceiling, typical of En- 
glish medieval churches and a popular 
feature of the Gothic Revival. 

St. Matthew's, Hillsborough. Built in 
1826, this simple, minimally Gothic 
building is probably the earliest ap- 
pearance of the Gothic Revival style in 
the state; the tower was added later. 

St. Mark's, Halifax. The steep ga- 
bles, vertical board-and-batten walls, 
and slender spire covered with scal- 
loped shingles are typical of the Car- 

April 197S 

penter Gothic style popular in the mid 
and late 19th century. 

Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill. 

Buih during the years 1843-1848, with 
the Rev. William Mercer Green in 
charge — he stopped firing of brick on 
Sundays whatever the costs — the 
church is an important landmark of 
Franklin Street. A letter from univer- 
sity president, David L. Swain, credits 
the design to nationally noted architect 
Thomas U. Walter. The buttressed 
brick building with its crenellated 
tower and Tudor accents is a small but 
monumental example of the Gothic 
Revival style. 

St. Mary's Chapel, Raleigh. Built in 
1855 with money donated by the 
Cameron family (on whose land Came- 
ron Village now stands), from design 
by Richard Upjohn. It is a simple, ef- 
fective example of the Carpenter 
Gothic; the transept wings were added 

St. John's, Battleboro. Constructed 
in 1891 , this rather late example of the 
Carpenter Gothic style is a typical ver- 
nacular rendition of the style, with 
pointed-arched windows and a crenel- 
lated tower. 

St. John's, Williamsboro. Williams- 
boro, once called Nutbush, was in the 
18th and early 19th century a major 
trade and social and political center for 
a plantation society. It is now a small 
crossroads community. Originally 
Nutbush Church. St. John's is the 
only colonial church building in the 
Diocese of North Carolina. It was built 
in 1773. After many 19th century alter- 
ations, it was restored in the 20th cen- 
tury and is the scene of annual meet- 

Calvary Church, Tarboro. Begun in 
1859 and consecrated in 1868 — after 
delays because of the Civil War. It was 
designed by William Percival (who was 
also the architect of First Baptist 
Church in Raleigh and The Barracks, a 
house in Tarboro). It is a fine example 
of the English style, executed in brick. 
The churchyard is an arboretum begun 
in 1842 by the Rev. Joseph Blount 
Cheshire. The plain plastered walls 
provide a dramatic foil for the dark, 
heavy hammer-beam ceiling, typical of 
the more ambitious Gothic Revival 
churches and an echo of English 
churches of the medieval era. 

St. Paul's, Louisburg. Built around 
the turn of the century, this building 
combines elements of the Gothic with 
the stone, shingles, and varied textures 
of the Shingle Style of the early 20th 

erine Ward Cockshutt, a native of 
Lexington, Kentucky, received a B.A. 
in English from the University of Ken- 
tucky and an M.A. from Duke Uni- 
versity. She moved to Raleigh in 1966 
and for about five years has attended St. 
Mark's Church there. She is supervisor 
of the Survey and Planning Branch, Di- 
vision of Archives and History, North 
Carolina Department of Cultural Re- 
sources. The Survey Branch is respon- 
sible for conducting a statewide inven- 
tory of historic buildings and other 
properties, recording them, and mak- 
ing nominations to the National Register 
of Historic Places. In addition, the unit 
works to encourage the preservation of 
these historic resources, including 
commenting on the effects of such pro- 
jects as highways, urban renewal and 

... At Hillsborough 

Church Union 
Sets Service 
During May 

"One Nation, Under God" is the 
theme around which the American 
Church Union is organizing a nation- 
wide service of witness to be held in 
Washington, D. C, on May 17. 

In announcing the service, the Rev. 
Canon Charles H. Osborn, executive 
director of the ACU said, "Our aim is 
to encourage congregations through- 
out the country to participate in their 
own area on a simultaneous basis. In 
this way faithful churchmen would be 
united in offering thanks to God as the 
nation crosses the threshold of her bi- 
centennial celebration." May 17 is one 
week after the convening of the second 
Continental Congress in 1775. 

The principal service will be held in 
the Church of the Ascension and St. 
Agnes in Washington with the Rt. Rev. 
John Maury Allin, presiding bishop of 
the Episcopal Church as the celebrant. 
The President of the United States has 
been invited to participate in the ser- 

The Church of the Ascension and St. 
Agnes was, at one time, the pro- 
Cathedral of the City of Washington. 
The Rev. Frederic Howard Meisel is 
the present rector. 

Starting at noon, EDT, other con- 
gregations will begin services at the 
simultaneous hour in their respective 
time zones, i.e., 11 a.m. CDT, 10 a.m. 
MDT, and 9 a.m. PDT. "In this way," 
said Canon Osborn, "there will be a 
truly unified and concentrated effort of 
prayer and thanksgiving for the na- 

Preaching at the service will be the 
Rt. Rev. Clarence R. Haden, Bishop of 
Northern California. The Rev. James 
Parker, rector of St. Mark's Church, 
Albany, Georgia, and member of the 
Liturgical Committee of the ACU is in 
charge of the service arrangements. 

Episcopal congregations wishing to 
participate are encouraged to write 
Canon Osborn at 60 Rockledge Drive, 
Pelham Manor, N. Y. 10803 for details 
and coordination. 

The American Church Union is a na- 
tional body of "high" or Catholic- 
minded Episcopal bishops, priests and 
lay people. 


The Churchman 

Examines Ordination Of 77 Women: 

Inquiry Board Rules On Controversy 

NEW YORK (DPS)— A 10-member 
Board of Inquiry in the Episcopal 
Church, appointed to investigate 
charges against four bishops who par- 
ticipated in the ordination of 1 1 women 
deacons to the priesthood last July 29, 
has reported that "as a matter of law" 
it "is without jurisdiction" and that 
"the proper forum" for dealing with 
the charges is the House of Bishops. 

By a vote of 8-2 the Board has re- 
ported to Presiding Bishop John M. 
Allin that it found that "the core of the 
controversy here is doctrinal," which 
means, according to the canons of the 
church, that the House of Bishops 
rather than a Board of Inquiry has 

According to the canons, a present- 
ment against a bishop ' 'for holding and 
teaching publicly or privately and ad- 
visedly, any doctrine contrary to that 
held by this Church," may be filed 
with the Presiding Bishop by "ten 
Bishops exercising jurisdiction in this 

In cases where such charges are 
filed, two-thirds consent by the qual- 

ASHEVILLE— The Rt. Rev. 
Matthew George Henry, bishop of the 
Episcopal Diocese of Western North 
Carolina, died last month in an 
Asheville hospital at the age of 64. 

Henry, spiritual leader of 8,500 
EpiscopaHans in a 28-county area from 
Gastonia to the Tennessee line, had 
suffered a heart attack at his home. 

He had planned to retire the last day 
of October, six days after what would 
have been his 65th birthday. He was 
bishop of the diocese for 27 years. 

The chemist-turned-clergyman was 
born in Chapel Hill, where he was edu- 
cated at Chapel Hill High School and 
the University of North Carolina, re- 
ceiving his degree in chemistry in 193 1 . 

He enrolled at Virginia Theological 
Seminary in Alexandria, and received 
his bachelor of divinity degree in 1935. 

April 1975 

ified voting members of the House of 
Bishops is required for doctrinal 
charges to be sent to a court of bishops 
for trial. 

In the current case, involving non- 
doctrinal charges against a bishop, the 
canons provide for the appointment of 
a board of inquiry to investigate the 
charges, as filed "by three Bishops or 
ten or more male communicants of this 

"The basic doctrinal question," the 
Board's majority report said, "is not 
simply whether women should be or- 
dained to the presbyterate and episco- 
pate but rather whether this Church's 
understanding of the nature of the 
Church and the authority of the epis- 
copate permits individual bishops, by 
appealing solely to their consciences, 
to usurp the proper functions of other 
duly constituted authorities in this 
Church, such as the General Conven- 
tion, Diocesan Bishops, Standing 
Committees, Vestries, etc." 

The canons of the Episcopal Church 
neither specifically prohibit nor ap- 
prove the ordination of women to the 

Prior to his consecration as bishop in 
1948, he had served as rector of Christ 
Church in Charlotte for five years. Be- 
fore that he was at St. Philip's, St. 
Andrew's and St. Joseph's churches in 




Durham, St. Mark's in Roxboro, St. 
Paul's in Winston-Salem, churches in 
Mayodan, Madison, Stone ville, Wal- 
nut Cove and Germanton and at Cal- 
vary Parish in Tarboro. 

priesthood, though the interpretation 
is that women may be ordained to the 
diaconate, through a canonical change 
by General Convention in 1970, but not 
to the priesthood and the episcopate. 

The four bishops charged with vio- 
lating "one or more of the provisions 
of the Constitution and Canons of the 
Episcopal Church and Rubrics of the 
Book of Common Prayer' ' are : The Rt. 
Rev. Daniel Corrigan, retired former 
suffragan bishop of Colorado; the Rt. 
Rev. Robert L. DeWitt, resigned 
bishop of Pennsylvania; the Rt. Rev. 
Jose' Antonio Ramos, bishop of Costa 
Rica; and the Rt. Rev. Edward R. Wel- 
les, retired bishop of West Missouri. 

In the Board's Certificate of the De- 
termination of the Board of Inquiry 
and Report, it said that "were there not 
lack of jurisdiction by reason of the 
mixed nature of the issues, our judg- 
ment would be that upon the evidence 
presented to us there is more than suf- 
ficient ground to put" Bishops Cor- 
rigan, DeWitt, and Welles on trial. 

A minority report, filed by the Rev. 
Edwin A. Norris, Jr., Chicago, and 
Clifford P. Morehouse, Sarasota, Fla., 
while pointing out that the evidence 
against Bishop Ramos "is unclear that 
he performed episcopal acts," said 
that the evidence against the other 
three bishops "has been amply 

The two minority Board members 
said that "while it is true that doctrinal 
issues are closely interwoven in this 
case with Constitutional and Canoni- 
cal ones, they are nonetheless separa- 
ble." Mr. Norris and Morehouse said 
they concluded that "the charges of 
Constitutional and Canonical viola- 
tions do indeed come within the juris- 
diction" of the Board of Inquiry. 

They said they believe "the impor- 
tance of the constitutional and canoni- 
cal questions involved requires" that 
at least three of the bishops "be placed 
on trial." 

The minority report said that a pre- 
sentment calling for a trial would be 
the only entirely fair procedure "both 
to the accusers and the accused, and to 
the Church at large." The two men 
said to do otherwise might "appear to 
many to condone the illegal and unca- 
nonical action of these Bishops." 

The majority report points out that 
the fact that "the Board declines juris- 


Served In Diocese Of N, C: 

Bishop George Henry Dies 
In Hospital At Asheville 

Newly-Elected Council In Session 

DIOCESAN COUNCIL— The Diocesan Council directs affairs of the Diocese 
between conventions. The 1975 Council is composed of the following: The Rt. 
Rev. Thomas A. Fraser; The Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore, Jr.; Rev. I. Mayo 
Little, Jr., Tarboro; Rev. J. T. MacKenzie, Durham; Rev. Louis C. Melcher, Jr., 
Raleigh; J. B. Craighill, Charlotte; Mrs. Cecil L. Patterson, Durham; Mrs. M. E. 
Motsinger, Jr., Roaring Gap; Rev. John T. Broome, Greensboro; Don P. Blanton, 
Lexington; Mrs. Sterling Stoudemire, Chapel Hill; E. H. Hardison, Charlotte; 

diction in the circumstances should not 
be interpreted as condoning alleged 
conduct which constitutes substantial 
breach of Order." 

The conclusion of the majority of the 
members of the Board of Inquiry was 
that "since the charges against the ac- 
cused bishops are inextricably bound 
with doctrinal issues we cannot make a 
determination that the violations of 
Order as charged should be tried 

The Board's majority report said 
that currently, under the canons and 
constitution, "the ordination of 
women as presbyters (priests) is 
'teaching publicly' a doctrine contrary 
to that held by the Church." 

The five men and three women mak- 
ing the majority report said that while 
the charges filed against th^ four 
bishops last August "are couched 


more in terms of procedural viola- 
tions," yet the defense of the accused 
bishops "is basically doctrinal," in 
that they believed "the Church was 
violating God's will in barring women 
from the priesthood." 

The controversy began with a ser- 
vice in the Church of the Advocate, 
Philadelphia, on July 29, 1974, when 
the four accused bishops participated 
in a service to ordain 1 1 women 
deacons to the priesthood. 

The House of Bishops was called for 
a special meeting on August 14-15 in 
Chicago, and by a vote of 129 to 9 (with 
8 abstentions) said that "the necessary 
conditions for valid ordination to the 
priesthood in the Episcopal Church" 
had not been fulfilled. None of the 11 
women deacons had received prior 
certification from* the four prescribed 
local sources: the parish vestry, the 

Rev. B. Daniel Sapp, Raleigh; Rev. 
Bernhardt, Salisbury; William D. Ha 
Rice, Hamlet; J. B. Cheshire, Jr., B 
Daniel Shelburne, Raleigh; Godfrey 
Asheboro; Rev. J. A. Viverette, Jr., 
Henderson; James R. Turner, Greens 
Bollinger, Durham; Rev. John R. Can 

diocesan commission on ministry, the 
diocesan standing committee, and the 
diocesan bishop. 

Letters of Accusation were filed on 
August 29, 1974, with the Presiding 
Bishop, by Bishops Stanley Atkins of 
Eau Claire (Wisconsin), William 
Brady of Fond du Lac (Wisconsin), 
Charles T. Gaskell of Milwaukee, and 
Albert W. Hillestad of Springfield (Il- 

The charges were that the four ac- 
cused bishops had not been invited by 
the Bishop of Pennsylvania to act in his 
diocese, that the 11 deacons had not 
been recommended for the priesthood 
by the standing committees of their re- 
spective dioceses, that their diocesan 
bishops had not given their approval, 
and that the deacons were women. 

Neither the Presiding Bishop nor the 
House of Bishops has authority to dis- 

The Churchman 


At Recent Diocesan House Meeting 

H. Vest, Jr., Charlotte; Henry C. 
, Jr., Scotland Neck; Mrs. David F. 

A. L. Purrington, Jr., Raleigh; C. 
re, Jr., Raleigh; Miss Anne Hager, 
on-Salem; Mrs. Eric G. Flannagan, 
Rev. J. A. Gray, Wilson; Rev. T. E. 
Winston-Salem; Rev. L. B. Sherman, 

cipline bishops who violate the con- 
stitution and canons of the church. 
This process is handled through chan- 
nels outside the office of the Presiding 
Bishop and the House of Bishops. 

When Presiding Bishop AUin re- 
ceived the charges against the four 
bishops, according to the requirements 
of the canons, he appointed a panel of 
three bishops — Christoph Keller, Jr., 
of Arkansas; Hal R. Gross, Suffragan 
of Oregon; and John T. Walker, Suf- 
fragan of Washington (D. C). 

This committee had the responsibil- 
ity to determine whether the charges, if 
proved, would constitute a violation of 
the canons. Reaching an affirmative 
decision, the panel chose a 10-member 
Board of Inquiry to investigate the 
charges and determine whether the 
bishops should stand trial. 

The Board of Inquiry, appointed by 

April 1975 

Charlotte and. Rev. R. M. Caldwell, Southern Pines. Seated from left are Mr. 
Turner, Mrs. Rice, Mr. Holioman, Mr. J. Cheshire, Mrs. Stoudemire, Bishop 
Moore, Bishop Eraser, Archdeacon Davis, Mr. Purrii^on, Mr. Schenck, Mr. 
Hardison, Mr. Viverette and Mr. Gray. Standing from left are Mr. Sapp, Mrs. 
Flannagan, Mr. Broome, Mr. Little, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Caldwell, Mr. Melcher, 
Mr. MacKenzie, Mr. Matthews, Mr. Vest, Mr. Bernhardt and Mrs. Lillian 
Reynolds, secretary to the Council. 

the three-member panel in October, 

1974, met on December 12, 1974, Feb- 
ruary 20 and 21, 1975, and March 4, 

1975. The four accused bishops ap- 
peared voluntarily before the Board at 
the February 21 meeting. 

Presiding Bishop Allin has sent a 
copy of the Board of Inquiry's report 
to each member of the House of 
Bishops. "If the House decides that 
further action is necessary," he told 
the bishops by letter, "the matter can 
be on the agenda of our next meeting in 
Portland, Maine, this September." 

The members of the Board of In- 
quiry are: The Rev. Charles G. 
Newberry, chairman, rector of St. 
John's of Lattingtown, Locust Valley, 
N. Y.; the Very Rev. Roland Foster, 
dean of General Theological Semi- 
nary, New York, N. Y.; Mrs. John S. 
(Jean) Jackson, member of Executive 

Council, Lake Oswego, Ore. ; Mr. Clif- 
ford P. Morehouse, former president 
of the House of Deputies, Sarasota, 
Fla.; the Rev. Edwin A. Norris, Jr., 
rector of Church of the Ascension, 
Chicago, 111.; the Rev. Edward W. 
Rodman, assistant to the Bishop of 
Massachusetts for urban affairs, Bos- 
ton, Mass.; the Very Rev. John D. 
Spear, dean of St. James' Cathedral, 
Fresno, Calif.; Mrs. Theodore 
(Cynthia) Wedel, former president of 
the National Council of Churches, 
Alexandria, Va.; Mrs. J. Wilmette 
(Martha) Wilson, member of Execu- 
tive Council, Savannah, Ga.; and the 
,Hon. Sherwood W. Wise, attorney, 
Jackson, Miss. 

Peter Megargee Brown, an attorney 
in New York City, served as church 
advocate upon appointment by the 
Presiding Bishop. 

Hills To Be Alive With Sound Of If: 

Kanuga Music Conference June 14-20 

will be alive with the sound of music in 
Western North Carolina when Kanuga 
hosts a Music Conference June 14-20. 
The seven-day conference is designed 
for youngsters 4th- 12th grades and 
adults. The range of the program will 
include junior and senior choristers, 
adult choirs, organist/choirmasters, 
and clergy. With a focus on youth 
choral activity, the conference will in- 
clude daily workshops and seminars 
with goals of improvement in music 
leadership, involving both the small 
and large church. Kanuga is an Epis- 
copal Conference Center near Hen- 

The conference is a first of its kind 
under Episcopalian auspices in West- 
em North Carolina. Elements of the 
conference include repertory for youth 
and adult choirs (with choral reading 
sessions), organ workshops, the use of 
instruments in worship (handbells, the 
recorder, strings,), the use of the piano 
in church, vocal production, children's 
opera, ancient and modern worship, 
and the basics of teaching new hymns, 
building music programs, and looking 
at local community resources. Plans 
are under way to offer a course in lead- 
ership training for church musicians 
with an emphasis on creative working 
relationships between clergy and 
musicians. The conference will include 
an over-view of the parish and its 
music program with a look at music in 
the small church, music in Christian 
Education, and liturgical renewal. 

The musical leader of the conference 
will be James Litton, member of the 
Standing Commission on Church 
Music and Organist-Choirmaster of 
Trinity Church, Princeton, New Jer- 
sey. Presently assistant professor of 
organ and church music at Westmin- 
ster Choir College, Litton has been 
featured as a choral conductor and re- 
citalist throughout the United States. 
He has prepared choirs for perfor- 
mance of the Leonard Bernstein 
"Mass" in Kennedy Center in 
Washington, the Academy of Music in 
Philadelphia, and the Metropolitan 
Opera House in New York. His 
academic work has included additional 
study in organ, boy choir trainiijig and 

EngHsh Church Music under Allan 
Wicks at Canterbury Cathedral in En- 

Litton served as organist at a 
number of services and concerts in 
Canterbury Cathedral. His work has 
drawn nation-wide attention, through 
broadcasting on major networks in the 

Episcopalian series of radio's The 
Protestant Hour and the ABC Televi- 
sion Network. Having served as musi- 
cal leader for choir festivals, summer 
workshops, and youth choir camps, 
Litton has visited Western North 
Carolina before as leader of music 

Treasurer's Report 

Editor's Note: Following is the report of Diocesan Business Manager Michael 
Schenck on assessments and quotas plus the payments thereof for parishes and 
missions throughout the Diocese for the period January through March 31, 1975. 

The assessment figure is that assigned to each parish and mission for the day-to- 
day-operating expense of the Diocese. The quota figure represents the participation 
of each parish and mission in the program of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese 

and throughout the world. „ . „ .„ 



Assessment Paid Quota Paid 

Albemarle, Christ Church $ 1,460.00 $ .00 $ 3,625.00 $ .00 

Anson ville, All Souls 230.00 .00 572.00 .00 

Asheboro, Good Shepherd 2,070.00 517.50 5,140.00 1,285.02 

Battleboro, St. Johns 255.00 .00 633.00 .00 

Burlington, Holy Comforter 4,715.00 1,178.75 11,682.00 2,920.50 

St. Athanasius 41.00 41.00 101.00 101.00 

Cary, St. Pauls 1,096.00 274.01 2,722.00 680.50 

Chapel HiU, Chapel of Cross 6,609.00 .00 16,410.00 .00 

Holy Family 3,342.00 835.50 8,297.00 2,074.26 

Charlotte, All Saints 1,026.00 255.00 2,548.00 636.00 

Christ Church 13,212.00 3,303.00 40,825.00 10,207.00 

Holy Comforter 5,902.00 984.00 14,655.00 2,442.00 

St. Andrews 2,363.00 393.00 2,934.00 494.00 

St. Christophers 1,908.00 200.00 500.00 200.00 

St. Johns 5,330.00 .00 13,234.00 .00 

St. Martins 6,347.00 1,586.81 15,759.00 3,939.75 

St. Michael & All Angels 901.00 .00 2,238.00 .00 

St. Peters 5,085.00 1,271.25 12,625.00 3,157.00 

Cleveland, Christ Church 1,073.00 270.00 2,664.00 270.00 

Concord, All Saints 2,449.00 409.00 6,080.00 718.00 

Cooleemee, Good Shepherd 271.00 .00 674.00 .00 

Davidson, St. Albans 217.00 .00 538.00 .00 

Durham, Ephphatha 53.00 .00 132.00 .00 

St. Andrews 350.00 87.50 700.00 217.50 

St. Josephs 1,499.00 124.92 .00 .00 

St. Lukes 2,003.00 333.80 500.00 83.32 

St. Philips 5,032.00 .00 12,494.00 .00 

St. Stephens 3,863.00 965.81 9,591.00 2,397.75 

St. Titus 1,260.00 315.00 3,128.00 781.98 

Eden, Epiphany 1,400.00 " 233.34 3,477.00 289.75 

St. Lukes 803.00 133.84 1,994.00 166.18 

St. Marys-By-Highway 174.00 .00 433.00 .00 

Elkin, GaUoway Memorial 205.00 .00 509.00 .00 

Enfield, The Advent 468.00 .00 500.00 .00 

Erwin, St. Stephens 1,369.00 228.00 1,200.00 200.00 

Fork, The Ascension 184.00 .00 456.00 .00 

Fuquay-Varina, Trinity 81.00 .00 .00 .00 

Gamer, St. Christophers 511.00 .00 1,269.00 .00 

Germanton, St. Philips 18.00 18.00 45.00 45.00 

Greensboro, All Saints 1,659.00 414.75 4,119.00 1,029.75 

Holy Trinity 8,697.00 1,449.50 21,599.00 3,599.82 

The Redeemer 1,147.00 200.00 2,847.00 200.00 

St. Andrews 3,813.00 3,813.00 9,468.00 1,893.60 

St. Barnabas 556.00 139.00 1,381.00 345.25 

St. Francis 5,998.00 1,499.51 14,892.00 3,723.00 

Halifax, St. Marks 246.00 .00 610.00 .00 

Hamlet, All Saints 738.00 .00 1,855.00 .00 

Haw River, St. Andrews 291.00 141.00 100.00 .00 

Henderson, Holy Innocents 3,409.00 .00 8,464.00 .00 

St. Johns 348.00 .00 865.00 .00 


The Churchman 

Congregation Kept Its Bargain: 

Carl Herman Has 30th Anniversary 

Editor's Note: The following ar- 
ticle is reprinted from The Greens- 
boro Daily News where Mr. Har- 
ris is Religious Editor. — 


St. Andrew's Episcopal Church made 

a bargain with the Rev. Carl F. Herman 
before he became the church's rector 
30 years ago. 

The church's laity agreed to adopt 
his philosophy of "total involvement" 
in working for their community and 
supporting the denomination's state, 


Assessment Paid 

High Point, St. Christophers 1,562.00 260.34 

St. Marys 3,900.00 975.00 

Hillsborough, St. Matthews 1,387.00 .00 

HuntersviUe, St. Marks 1,363.00 233.00 

Iredell Co., St. James 136.00 136.00 

Jackson, The Saviour 302.00 65.75 

KittreU, St. James 50.00 .00 

Laurinburg, St. Davids 948.00 158.00 

Lexington, Grace 2,185.00 728.00 

Littleton, St. Albans 131.00 .00 

St. Annas 47.00 .00 

Louisburg, St. Matthias 52.00 .00 

St. Pauls 1,020.00 270.00 

Mayodan, The Messiah 487.00 121.75 

Monroe, St. Pauls 1,532.00 382.98 

Mount Airy, Trinity 1,376.00 .00 

Northampton Co., St. Lukes 37.00 .00 

Oxford, St. Cyprians 190.00 .00 

St. Stephens 2,336.00 .00 

Pittsboro, St. Bartholomews 567.00 567.00 

Raleigh, Christ Church 9,358.00 2,500.00 

Good Shepherd 7,029.00 1,179.00 

St. Ambrose 1,392.00 .00 

St. Augustines 35.00 .00 

St. Marks 2,045.00 340.00 

St. Marys 51.00 .00 

St. Michaels 5,945.00 990.82 

St. Timothys 2,767.00 691.80 

ReidsviUe, St. Thomas 1,610.00 270.00 

Ridge way, Good Shepherd 21.00 21.00 

Roanoke Rapids, All Saints 1,698.00 .00 

Rockingham, The Messiah 1,356.00 .00 

Rocky Mount, Christ Church 901.00 150.16 

The Epiphany 194.00 .00 

Good Shepherd 5,299.00 899.00 

St. Andrews 2,611.00 .00 

Roxboro, St. Marks 489.00 81.50 

Salisbury, St. Lukes 5,249.00 1,312.31 

St. Matthews 1,068.00 178.00 

St. Pauls 186.00 .00 

Sanford, St. Thomas 1,358.00 .00 

Scotland Neck, Trinity 1,597.00 399.28 

Smithfield, St. Pauls 1,513.00 379.00 

Southern Pines, Emmanuel 5,392.00 1,348.00. 

Speed, St. Marys 94.00 .00 

StatesviUe, Trinity 2,373.00 373.00 

Tarboro, Calvary 4,348.00 1,086.99 

St. Lukes 115.00 " .00 

St. Michaels 329.00 90.00 

ThomasviUe, St. Pauls 507.00 126.75 

Townsville, Holy Trinity 81.00 .00 

Wadesboro, Calvary 1,552.00 .00 

Wake Forest, St. Johns 386.00 200.00 

Walnut Cove, Christ Church 280.00 .00 

Warrenton, All Saints 79.00 13.20 

Emmanuel 1,115.00 .00 

Weldon, Grace 534.00 .00 

Wilson, St. Marks 128.00 .00 

St. Timothys 4,081.00 681.00 

Winston-Salem, St. Annes 1,782.00 .00 

St. Pauls 13,753.00 3,438.75 

St. Stephens 626.00 .00 

St. Timothys 3,3%.00 849.00 

Woodleaf, St. Georges 54.00 .00 

Yanceyville, St. Lukes 38.00 .00 

TOTALS $226,500.00 $43,112.17 







$522,099.00 $91,442.85 

national and world missions. 

"They kept their bargain," he re- 
called Sunday. 

The occasion for his reminiscences 
was the observance of the long-time 
priest's 30th anniversary as rector of 
the Greensboro church. 

Bishops, other priests and the laity 
joined in tributes to the way he led the 
local church and the Episcopal Diocese 
of North Carolina to "look beyond 

The Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Eraser, the 
diocese's bishop, said the long-time 
priest has "served the people of the 
diocese in a devoted and committed 
manner" and has been "a source of 
strength and support to all who have 
known you." 

The diocese's suffragan bishop, the 
Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore, said he 
believes the Rev. Mr. Herman's 30 
years as rector at St. Andrew's Church 
"sets some sort of record in the dio- 
cese." Bishop Moore spoke of himself 
as one of the few people who has 
known the local priest during his "en- 
tire 34 years" in the diocese. 

The bishops sent their tributes in 
letters to the priest and his church. 

The long-time priest said his minis- 
try was undergirded by a belief that 
"clergymen have responsibilities for 
helping not just their congregations, but 
for working to help the entire com- 

His leadership was given the credit 
for the way St. Andrew's church has 
paid its "full quota" for the denomina- 
tion's missions, even when churches 
across the Carolinas withdrew support 
during controversies about Episcopal 
support for Black Panthers and the now 
defunct Malcolm X Liberation Uni- 

"We didn't approve of all these 
things, but to stop supporting our de- 
nomination would have undercut many 
things we did support," he said to ex- 
plain his church's continuing support 
for the Episcopal Church's state, na- 
tional and world programs. 

He said the denomination's missions 
are "top priority, coming before every- 
thing else" in his church's budget. 

And his busy schedule of counseling, 
visits to homes and hospitals and other 
duties keeps the rector of St. Andrew's 
Episcopal Church involved in a grow- 

April 1975 


ing number of "people-centered" min- 

The priest recalled that his church 
here was "a little wooden building" at 
305 W. Sycamore St., where the new 
Governmental Center is now located, 
when he became the church's rector in 

His most satisfying ministries include 
being available to "the sick, the needy 
and those experiencing emergencies," 
and the Rev. Mr. Herman doesn't 
spend too much of his time thinking 
about the church's buildings. 

But there are no debts and "all mort- 
gages were burned" after St. Andrew's 
Episcopal Church moved in 1949 to 
West Market Street and South Tremont 
Drive, where it continued expanding 
and paying off debts before payments 
were due. 

His other leadership posts include 
numerous civic and service organiza- 
tions in Greensboro, and he has held 
a service of Holy Communion each 
month since 1945 at the Masonic 
Home here. 

Ministries to the community include 
28 years on the board of directors of 
the local American Red Cross chapter, 
where he continues serving and is the 

board's secretary and a member of its 
executive committee. 

Service on the board of directors for 
the Children's Home Society of North 
Carolina, uniting Traveler's Aid and 
Family Services organizations here and 
now serving as vice president of the 

Kiwanis Club does "some good" for 
the community, he believes. 

He has been secretary of the Episco- 
pal Diocese of North Carolina since 
Nov. 1, 1954 and delights in the work 
of the parish ministry because "it un- 
dergirds all of today's other specialized 
ministries such as college and hospital 
chaplaincies," he said. 

The man who has been special ad- 
visor to the bishop for 23 years also 
believes parishes should maintain close 
ties with diocesan headquarters. "It's 

a two-way street, a matter of giving 
and receiving, and we can do things 
better through the diocese than by try- 
ing to do it all on our own," he added. 

The priest, who was chaplain for 
Woman's College (now UNC-G) from 
1944-45 was born May 19, 1911, near 
Conover in Catawba County. He grad- 
uated from Catawba College and the 
Theological Seminary of the Reformed 
Church (now United Church of Christ) 
in Lancaster, Pa. 

He was minister of Zion's Reformed 
Church in Ashland, Pa., from 1936-43 
and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in 
Erwin and St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
at Smithfield from 1943-45. He became 
rector of St. Andrew's Church here Feb. 
5, 1945 and was also priest-in-charge 
of Good Shepherd Church at Asheboro 
from 1945-48. 

The Episcopal leader has been 
chosen deputy to his denomination's 
national convention for 13 years and 
his other leadership posts include chair- 
manship of the diocese's Committee on 
Constitution and Canons and member- 
ship on the board of managers for 
Thompson Orphanage and Child Care 

He told the church Sunday that he'd 
entered into a good business agreement 
with its laity 30 years ago, but it was 
more than just a business agreement 
because of the undergirding of "trust, 
forgiveness, love and good will" they 

Gulf Diocese Gives 
$40,000 For Hunger 

NEW YORK (DPS) — The Epis- 
copal Diocese of Central Gulf Coast 
has contributed $40,000 for world 
hunger through the Presiding Bishop's 
Fund for World Relief. 

The Diocese of Central Gulf Coast 
has 18,500 baptized members, which is 
approximately .6 percent of the total 
membership of three million in the 
Episcopal Church. 

The Rt. Rev. George M. Murray, 
Mobile, Ala., is the Bishop of Central 
Gulf Coast. 

Contributions designated for world 
hunger continue to come in to the Pre- 
siding Bishop's Fund for World Relief, 
in response to the special Christmas 
appeal of Presiding Bishop John M. 
Allin, and to the appeals issued by 
many bishops in their own dioceses. 

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LAYMEN'S MEETING — Here are some of the participants in the recent annual gathering diocesan laymen at St. Augustine's 
College in Raleigh. Left to right, front row: Dr. Prezell R. Robinson, president, Saint Augustine's; the Yen. Robert Davis, 
archdeacon of the Diocese; the Rt. Rev. W. Moultrie Moore, Jr., suffragan bishop; Henry Craumer of Raleigh, president of 
the Episcopal Laymen; the Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Eraser, bishop; the Rev. DeWitt Meyers, director of Pastoral Care and 
Counseling, Duke Medical Center, Durham. Second row: Frank Tate, a sophomore English m^or. West Palm Beach, 
Florida; Dwight Johnson, a junior sociology m^or, Monrovia, Liberia. Newly elected ofHcers of the Episcopal Laymen are: 
President, Jim Turner of Holy Trinity Church at Greensboro; vice president, Henry Glenn of St. Paul's Church at 
Winston-Salem; secretary, Purdie Anders of St. Ambrose Church at Raleigh; and treasurer, Sam Tilson of St. Andrew's 
Church at Charlotte. New directors are: Henry Craumer, St. Mark's, Raleigh; Bill Bryant, Emmanuel, Southern Pines; Keith 
Goodson, St. Mark's, Raleigh; Dave Michal, St. Paul's, Winston-Salem; Fred Wedler, Holy Trinity, Greensboro; Hunter 
Ackis, St. Stephen's, Erwin; M. Scott Barber, All Saints, Roanoke Rapids; Charles Keck, St. Ambrose, Raleigh; and Ralph 
Campbell, St. Ambrose, Raleigh. 

Church, London. For the past year he 
was on the staff of Christian Aid of the 
British Council of Churches with 
headquarters in London. Mr. Eaton is 
married to the former Ann Robinson- 
Todd of London. 

Littleham Church of England, Ex- 
mouth, on the South English Channel, 
was built in the twelfth century. Al- 
though some changes have taken 
place, the original Norman Tower and 
other parts remain. A sun dial dating 
back to the Norman period stands in 
the church yard, where the grave of 
Lady Nelson, wife of Lord Horatio 
Nelson, and other famous Britishers 
will be found. 

Mr. Eaton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Ben Eaton of Raleigh, who plan to visit 
their son in the near future. 

Raleigh Native Is 
Vicar Of English 

EXMOUTH, England— Of special 
interest to residents of Raleigh, North 
Carolina is the recent appointment of a 
native of Raleigh, Rev. Ben Eaton IH, 
as vicar of Littleham Church, Ex- 
mouth, located just a few miles from 
Hayes Barton, near Budleieh, Salter- 
ton Bay, where Sir Walter was bom in 
1552. Here Raleigh spent his early 

Mr. Eaton graduated from Raleigh's 
Needham B rough ton High School in 
1955 and attended American Univer- 


sity of Beirut while his father was in 
foreign service at Kabul, Afghanistan. 
He was at St. David's College, Lampe- 
ter, Wales, and later received his 
Bachelor of Divinity from the Epis- 
copal Seminary of the Caribbean at 
San Juan, Puerto Rico. He served in 
the U. S. Marine Corps during the 
Lebannon Crisis. 

Mr. Eaton was ordained at Guaya- 
quil, Equador, in 1967 where he served 
for two years. Following this he was 
made an assistant vicar of St. Anne's 

April 1975 


Seeks New Giving Sources: 

National Church Eyes Funding Gap 

JOINT CONCORD OBSERVANCE— An evening of joint worship and fellowship 
in observance of Lent was shared recently by the congregations of AU Saint's 
Episcopal and Mt. Calvary Lutheran churches at Concord. Sponsored jointly by 
the Mt. Calvary Brotherhood and All Saint's Outreach Committee, the Lenten 
observance included music provided by the choirs of both churches, a brief movie, 
meditation, scripture and prayer. Pictured from left are: Osborne Strong, presi- 
dent of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Brotherhood; the Rev. Dick Koehneke, 
pastor of Mt. Calvary; the Rev. Jack Jessup, rector of All Saints Episcopal 
Church; Bill Biggerstaff and Mrs. Evelyn Roberts, members of the All Samts 
Outreach Committee. The offering taken will be used to feed the hungry m the 

GREENWICH, Conn. (DPS) — An 
Income Development Program, the 
purpose of which is to fund a 1975 
program budget of $15.1 million, has 
been adopted by the Executive Coun- 
cil of the Episcopal Church. 

The Rev. Dr. John B. Coburn of 
New York City, chairman of the 
Council's Development Committee, 
said that the program is "a process by 
which the Church can tap additional 
sources of income." 

"Income Development," he said, 
"is a process for securing funds over 
and above the apportionment, opening 
new channels of giving." 

Dr. Coburn said that "the underly- 
ing purpose of this funding approach is 
to afford opportunities for contribu- 
tions from individuals, parishes, dio- 
ceses, provinces and foundations di- 
rectly to the mission of the Church in 
national and overseas areas." 

"The immediate need," Dr. Coburn 
reported for the committee, "is to fund 
the minimum program which the Gen- 
eral Convention, the Presiding Bishop 
and the Executive Council have ap- 
proved from refined askings from 
agencies and institutions." 

The requests last summer for fund- 
ing this program amounted to $15.1 
million. The Council in 'December, 
1974, adopted a "measuring budget" 
of $13.9 million, which meets the bal- 
anced budget mandate of the 1973 
General Convention. "The gap in 
funding," Dr. Coburn said, "is there- 
fore $1.2 million." 

He said that "within the $15.1 mif- 
lion budget requests, are a number of 
special opportunities which we offer 
for 'new' financial support by indi- 
viduals or groups." In the case of un- 
designated contributions, the Council 
will specify the projects to be funded. 
According to the plan, "in t